Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog

Lieff Cabraser Files Morcellator Wrongful Death Case in New Jersey

Lieff Cabraser Files Morcellator Wrongful Death Case in New Jersey

Lieff Cabraser has filed a product liability and negligence wrongful death lawsuit in federal court in New Jersey against surgical tool maker Karl Storz GMBH & Co. relating to its power morcellator surgical tool and allegedly increased cancer risks relating to the device’s use in hysterectomies. [Read more…]

Federal Trade Commission Orders Toy Makers to Comply with Children’s Privacy Rules

Federal Trade Commission Orders Toy Makers to Comply with Children’s Privacy Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is once again warning toy makers that their products must adhere to children’s privacy rules. In the wake of widespread media reports highlighting privacy dangers in child toys, including the exposure of voice recordings in toy pets and child data leaked from mobile apps and games, there has been increased scrutiny from lawmakers regarding the invasion of children’s privacy. [Read more…]

American Bar Association Names Dean Harvey a 2017 On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer

American Bar Association Names Dean Harvey a 2017 On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey has been recognized as a 2017 American Bar Association (ABA) On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer. The ABA notes the award is a testament to Mr. Harvey’s superb legal reputation in the industry and his service toward the public good. The ABA’s profile of Dean references his work as a leader in the High-Tech Antitrust case against Google, Apple, and other tech giants for allegedly conspiring to suppress mobility and compensation of their technical employees, citing the case as the most significant antitrust employment case in recent history, widely recognized as a legal and public policy breakthrough. [Read more…]

Super Lawyers Publishes In-Depth Profile of Elizabeth Cabraser

Super Lawyers Publishes In-Depth Profile of Elizabeth Cabraser

The Northern California edition of Super Lawyers Magazine has published an in-depth profile of Lieff Cabraser name partner and co-founder Elizabeth J. Cabraser entitled “From the Top: Elizabeth Cabraser tackles Volkswagen, Takata and Exxon – and seldom misses a drumming gig.” [Read more…]

Vast Majority of Silicon Valley Sexual Harassment Cases Buried in Shadows of Legal Clauses

Vast Majority of Silicon Valley Sexual Harassment Cases Buried in Shadows of Legal Clauses

Numerous scandals over Silicon Valley workplace misconduct have unfolded recently, particularly with regard to gender discrimination. Although more and more women are coming forward with allegations relating to what is reported to be rampant sexual harassment in the high-tech work environment, there persistent employment and contract policies that work to prevent aggrieved employees from speaking up and taking a stand. [Read more…]

Law360 Names Lin Chan and Jason Lichtman Rising Stars for 2017

Law360 Names Lin Chan and Jason Lichtman Rising Stars for 2017

We are delighted to announce that Law360 has selected two Lieff Cabraser attorneys as Rising Stars for the year 2017. Lieff Cabraser partner Lin Y. Chan has been selected as one of Law360’s Competition Rising Stars for 2017, and Jason L. Lichtman has been selected as a Consumer Protection Rising Star for 2017. [Read more…]

Classes Certified in Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against DIRECTV Over Alleged Violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Mobile Phones TCPA Telemarketing Violations

Two proposed plaintiff classes have been certified in a federal lawsuit against DIRECTV over allegations the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and related rules promulgated by the Federal Communications Commission by making unwanted telemarketing phone calls to consumers. The case is Cordoba v. DirecTV LLC, No. 1:15-CV-3755-MHC, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. [Read more…]

Takata Recalls An Additional 2.7 Million Airbags Over Hazardous Defect

Takata Recalls An Additional 2.7 Million Airbags Over Hazardous Defect

Takata Corp. has announced plans to recall another 2.7 million faulty airbag inflators that were built between the years 2005- 2012 and installed in Ford, Nissan and Mazda vehicles sold in the U.S. This addition expands Takata’s airbag recall, already the largest automotive industry recall in U.S. history, over dangerously explosive airbags that have been tied to at least 11 deaths. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser and Jones Ward Announce Filing of Ford Transit Van Breach of Warranty, Fraud, and Unjust Enrichment Product Defect Lawsuit Against Ford Motor Company

Lawsuit filed over allegedly defective Ford Transit Van transmission flex disks

SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESSWIRE)– Lieff Cabraser and Jones Ward filed a consumer fraud class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company in California federal court today on behalf of Californians who purchased or leased 2015-2017 Ford Transit Vans equipped with allegedly defective transmission parts, resulting in expensive damages to the vehicles and presenting a significant safety risk to passengers. [Read more…]

TAHO INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Tahoe Resources, Inc.

Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Tahoe Resources, Inc.

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Tahoe Resources, Inc. (“Tahoe” or the “Company”) (NYSE: TAHO) between April 3, 2013 and July 5, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]