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Elizabeth Cabraser Named Benchmark Litigation Plaintiff Attorney of the Year

Benchmark Litigation 2017 U.S. Awards

Benchmark Litigation has named Lieff Cabraser co-founder Elizabeth J. Cabraser its “Plaintiff Attorney of the Year.” Billed as “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” Benchmark Litigation also recognized Lieff Cabraser’s work on the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Emissions Fraud litigation as a 2017 “Impact Case,” recognizing the work of our firm along with defense counsel Sullivan & Cromwell that resulted in settlements valued in the aggregate at over $15 billion.

The awards ceremony was held at the Essex House Hotel in New York last week with attendance from nearly 100 private practice firms and representatives from 40 of the 50 states, as well as in-house counsel from Volkswagen, AIG, Novartis, ICAP, and Sanofi.

Congratulations to all who were honored in the Benchmark Litigation 2017 U.S. Awards!

About Lieff Cabraser

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is a seventy attorney law firm with offices in San Francisco, New York, Nashville, and Seattle. We are among the largest law firms in the United States that only represent plaintiffs. A strong, principled sense of social responsibility drives us. We are committed to achieving justice for investors, consumers, employees, patients, and business owners; promoting safer products and fair competition; protecting our environment; assisting individuals blow the whistle on fraud; safeguarding the rights of patent and copyright holders; ensuring our right to privacy is preserved; and upholding the civil rights of citizens worldwide.

Kenneth Byrd in Nashville Scene on Big Tobacco Sponsorship of Schools

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New Bill Focuses on Class Actions: What Does This Mean For Defense and Plaintiffs’ Attorneys?

New Bill Focuses on Class Actions: What Does This Mean For Defense and Plaintiffs’ Attorneys?

A new bill focusing on class actions was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on February 15th on a 19 to 12 vote. Known as the 2017 Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act (H.R. 985), the legislation was introduced February 9 by committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Public Justice and Impact Fund in Support of Stay on Travel Ban

Lieff Cabraser Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Public Justice and Impact Fund in Support of Stay on Travel Ban

On February 16, 2017, Lieff Cabraser filed an amicus brief on behalf of Public Justice and Impact Fund in Darweesh, et al. v. Trump, et al. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in support of the current stay on President Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order restricting entry to the United States. [Read more…]

VW Litigation Update: Judge Approves $1 Billion 3-Liter Engine Settlement in Emissions-Cheating Scandal

Judge Approves $1 Billion 3-Liter Engine Settlement in Emissions-Cheating Scandal

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Universal Health Services Class Action Deadline

UHS INVESTORS NOTICE: Lieff Cabraser Reminds Investors of Deadline in Class Action Against Universal Health Services, Inc.

Lieff Cabraser reminds investors of the upcoming deadline to move for appointment as lead plaintiff in securities class litigation brought on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of Universal Health Services, Inc. (“UHS” or the “Company”) (NYSE: UHS) between February 26, 2015 and December 7, 2016, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

MNK INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Mallinckrodt plc

MNK INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Mallinckrodt plc

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (February 13, 2017) – The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Mallinckrodt plc (“Mallinckrodt” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MNK) between November 25, 2014 and January 18, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

First California Talc Cancer Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Set for July 2017

First California Talc Cancer Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Set for July 2017

Judge Maren Nelson of Los Angeles Superior Court has scheduled an early July trial for the first California injury lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over ovarian cancer allegedly caused by the long-term use of the company’s talcum powder. The trial will be the first in the coordinated proceedings involving over 300 injured women who all claim they developed ovarian cancer as a result of talc use. [Read more…]