Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog

Judge Certifies Class of Property Owners in Case Against Plains All American Over 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Oil spill on beach

In litigation arising out of a massive 2015 oil spill off the California coast, U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez has certified a class of property owners and real property lessees who are suing Plains All American for harm from additive-filled toxic oil that oozed into coastal beaches after an underground rupture spewed crude oil onto land and water near Refugio State Beach. At least 140,000 gallons of oil were released in the spill, leading to civil lawsuits as well as criminal charges against Plains. [Read more…]

California Women and Families File Injury Lawsuit in Federal Court Against Pacific Fertility Clinic Over Mishandling of Thousands of Preserved Eggs and Embryos

Fertility clinic failures

SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESSWIRE)—On April 17, 2018, Lieff Cabraser filed a Class Action Complaint in federal court in San Francisco on behalf of women who stored their frozen eggs and embryos against Pacific Fertility Center and Prelude Fertility, Inc., alleging, among other things, negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, conversion, violation of unfair competition law, and premises liability relating to defendants’ March 2018 mishandling of preserved eggs and embryos at their San Francisco cryogenic facility. [Read more…]

WAGE INVESTORS NOTICE: Lieff Cabraser Reminds Investors of Deadline in Class Action Against WageWorks, Inc.

Lieff Cabraser Reminds Investors of Deadline in Class Action Against WageWorks, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP reminds investors of upcoming deadline to move for appointment as lead plaintiff in the class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of WageWorks, Inc. (“WageWorks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: WAGE) between May 5, 2016 and March 1, 2018 (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

New California Federal Court Decision Denies Mercedes’ and Daimler’s Attempts to Dismiss Moldy Vehicle Air Conditioning Lawsuit

Mold in vehicle air conditioning

On April 16, 2018, Judge Terry J. Hatter, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an Order rejecting defendants Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler AG’s motions to strike and dismiss plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint in the litigation over allegations of defective, mold-harboring climate control systems in numerous Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The defendants had moved to strike the claim for damages under California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act and to dismiss the common law implied warranty claims and all of the express warranty claims, along with all amendments to the original filed complaint. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys to Speak at HarrisMartin’s Upcoming Southern California Wildfires & Mudslide Litigation Conference

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys to Speak at HarrisMartin’s Upcoming Southern California Wildfires & Mudslide Litigation Conference

Multiple Lieff Cabraser attorneys will be participating in HarrisMartin’s Southern California Wildfires and Mudslide Litigation Conference on May 8, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Ray, California. [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin Named Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in GM Air Conditioning Defects Litigation

Annika K. Martin Named Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in GM Air Conditioning Defects Litigation

On April 11, 2018, Judge Matthew F. Leitman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan issued an order appointing Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin as Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in the consumer fraud class action lawsuit against General Motors Company in federal court on behalf of all persons who purchased or leased certain GM vehicles equipped with an allegedly defective air condition system. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser A Keynote Speaker at Class Action Money & Ethics Conference

Elizabeth Cabraser A Keynote Speaker at Class Action Money & Ethics Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser will be a keynote speaker at the 2018 Class Action Money and Ethics Conference at the Harmonie Club in New York City on May 7. This year’s conference will be focusing on the topic of aligning interests and optimizing outcomes in class action litigation. [Read more…]

Anne Shaver Discusses Glass Ceiling and Pay Equity at Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference

Anne Shaver Discusses Glass Ceiling and Pay Equity at Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver will be speaking at the 51st Annual Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference from April 26-27, 2018 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. She will be featured on the panel entitled “Will The Glass Ceiling Ever Break? Emerging Trends in Pay Equity” on Friday, April 27 at 1:45pm PST. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser Addresses Diversity in the Legal Profession at 2018 Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference

Elizabeth Cabraser Addresses Diversity in the Legal Profession at 2018 Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference

Cabraser also to receive NTLA’s Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame award

Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser will be a featured speaker on the Diversity in the Legal Profession panel at the Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP) Conference on Friday, April 13, 2018 at The Wynn in Las Vegas. [Read more…]