Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog

National Law Journal Names Lieff Cabraser as Finalists and Winners for 2021 “Elite Trial Lawyers” Awards

Justice

We are pleased to announce that the National Law Journal has named Lieff Cabraser as finalists for the 2021 NLJ Elite Trial Lawyers Law Firm of the Year awards in the categories of Antitrust and Class Action. [Read more…]

Small Business Administration Has Opened Up Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant Applications

Justice for Restaurants

As leading advocates for client restaurants and bars seeking to recover unpaid insurance monies, Lieff Cabraser is gratified to announce that as part of the country’s new stimulus package, the SBA (Small Business Administration) began accepting Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant applications on May 3, 2021

Initial results indicated the launch was hugely successful: the SBA received over 186,000 applications from restaurants and other food and beverage businesses from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The $28.6 billion program, signed into law by President Joe Biden as part of the American Rescue Plan, provides economic aid to restaurants and other establishments struggling to make ends meet as a result of the pandemic. [Read more…]

Ford ‘EcoBoost’ Engine Defect Lawsuits Consolidated in California

As reported by Law360, U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley has consolidated three proposed class actions against Ford Motor Co. into a single coordinated proceeding. The suits are all based on similar allegations that Ford’s “EcoBoost” engines have a dangerous defect which can cause complete engine failure. Judge Nunley has given the plaintiffs 45 days to file a consolidated master complaint. [Read more…]

National Law Journal Names Jonathan Selbin and Brendan Glackin 2021 “Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers”

National Law Journal Names Jonathan Selbin and Brendan Glackin 2021 “Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers”

The National Law Journal (subscription) has named its 2021 Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers, a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Jonathan Selbin and Brendan Glackin. The award recognizes 52 plaintiffs’ lawyers “all of whom prove to be born leaders and true agents of change.” [Read more…]

EMERGENT SHAREHOLDERS: June 18, 2021 Filing Deadline in Class Action – Contact Lieff Cabraser

generic securities

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (“Emergent” or the “Company”) (NYSE: EBS) between July 6, 2020 and March 31, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

If you purchased or otherwise acquired Emergent common stock during the Class Period, you may move the Court for appointment as lead plaintiff by no later than June 18, 2021.  A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your share of any recovery in the actions will not be affected by your decision of whether to seek appointment as lead plaintiff.  You may retain Lieff Cabraser, or other attorneys, as your counsel in the action. [Read more…]

AMDOCS SHAREHOLDERS: June 8, 2021 Filing Deadline in Class Action – Contact Lieff Cabraser

generic securities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (April 26, 2021) – 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 Amdocs Limited (“Amdocs” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: DOX) between December 13, 2016 and March 30, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

FIBROGEN INVESTORS: June 11, 2021 Filing Deadline in Class Action – Contact Lieff Cabraser

Securities Class Litigation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (April 26, 2021) – 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 and/or sold put options of Fibrogen, Inc. (“Fibrogen” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FGEN) between November 8, 2019 and April 6, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Plaintiffs’ Counsel and Kaiser Permanente Announce $11.5 Million Equal Pay & Promotion Race Discrimination Class Action Settlement: The Settlement Provides Money Benefits and New Workplace Programs for African American Employees

CNN Op-ed by Tyndall Sexual Assault Survivor

San Francisco, California, [April 22, 2021] — Prominent Plaintiffs’ law firms Medina Orthwein LLP and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP announced today that Plaintiffs have reached an agreement with Defendants Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., and the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (collectively, “Kaiser Permanente”), in which Kaiser Permanente will pay $11.5 million to settle a class action race discrimination lawsuit. The settlement covers approximately 2,225 African American employees in two job families (Administrative Support and Consulting Services) at each of the Kaiser Permanente entities. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Named “California Plaintiff Firm of the Year” at 2021 Benchmark Litigation Awards Ceremony

Lieff Cabraser Named “California Plaintiff Firm of the Year” at 2021 Benchmark Litigation Awards Ceremony

Benchmark Litigation, the self-described “definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” held its annual U.S. awards ceremony virtually on Wednesday March 31th, where it honored recipients with its 2021 litigation awards. For the third year in a row, Lieff Cabraser was named the “California Plaintiff Firm of the Year.” [Read more…]

Passenger Victims Reemphasize Jury Trial Request in Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines COVID-19 Class Action Lawsuit

Cruise ship portal

As reported by Law360, passengers on Princess Cruise Lines have asked a California federal court to deny Carnival Corps.’s attempt to negate their request for a jury trial. The lawsuit alleges that the companies knew that people aboard a preceding voyage had COVID-19 symptoms, yet loaded new passengers on-board regardless. [Read more…]

JUUL Injury and Fraud Cases to Move Forward Despite Defendants’ Efforts to Dismiss

FDA Issues Official Warning to JUUL Labs Over Illegal Marketing Practices

As reported by Law360 (subscription), on April 13, 2021, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick of the Northern District of California issued an order denying the second wave of defendant motions to dismiss the cases outright in multidistrict injury and fraudulent advertising litigation against e-cigarette manufacturer Juul and its part-owner Altria. The complaints allege the companies deliberately and deceptively marketed their devices to addict underage teens to nicotine, in the process unleashing a nationwide youth vaping epidemic. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Talks to CBS News About Lieff Cabraser’s Lawsuit Against Carnival for Negligent Mishandling of Covid-19 Outbreak on Cruise Ships

Covid-19 Carnival Princess Injury Lawsuits

As reported by CBS News, as the cruise industry pushes for government clearance to resume U.S. trips, a California family is among those demanding it be held accountable for its handling of the deadly Covid-19 outbreaks onboard cruise ships in early 2020. “We want it so no other families have to go through the nightmare we had to go through,” said Miguel Gonzalez, whose father, Lucio, became ill and died within weeks after leaving a Grand Princess cruise ship operated by Carnival Corporation on February 21, 2020. The family is now suing Princess Cruise Lines and its owner Carnival for negligence and wrongful death. [Read more…]

Settlement Receives Final Approval in Disney/Viacom/Kiloo Child Privacy Violations Lawsuit

Twitter Child Privacy

As reported by The New York Times, a judge has granted final approval to the settlement between Disney, Viacom, Kiloo and other gaming companies and parents who accused them of violating child privacy protection laws by collecting and selling personal identifying information of children who used their child-focused mobile apps. The lawsuits alleged the media giants collected kid’s personal data without parental consent and improperly used it to profit by targeting them with ads and pushing them to make in-app purchases. [Read more…]

Chase Bank Agrees To Pay Homeowners’ $11.5M to Settle Escrow Interest Class Action Lawsuit

Chase Bank Agrees To Pay Homeowners’ $11.5M to Settle Escrow Interest Class Action Lawsuit

As reported by Law360 (subscription), JPMorgan Chase Bank has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel on behalf of a proposed class of homeowners’ alleging that the banking giant failed to pay interest on funds held in escrow for mortgages as required by New York state law. [Read more…]

Sarah London to Moderate Breakout Session at Upcoming National Association of Women Judges Midyear Meeting

Sarah London to Moderate Breakout Session at Upcoming National Association of Women Judges Midyear Meeting

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London will co-moderate a breakout session with the Honorable Samantha Jessner of the Los Angeles Superior Court on “How the Courts Can Promote Equity in the Legal Profession,” at the 2021 National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) Midyear Meeting. The session will take place on day one of the two-day virtual meeting, where topics will include: “New Ways to Address the Old Problem of Sexual Harassment in the Legal Workplace;” “The New Normal: Professional and Personally;” and “Helping Women Return to the Workforce.” [Read more…]

Law360 Profiles “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” Brendan Glackin

Law360 Profiles “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” Brendan Glackin

Law360 has published an in-depth profile of Lieff Cabraser partner Brendan P. Glackinnamed a 2021 “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar.” The award recognizes lawyers who “not only excel in the courtroom in large-scale litigation, but also take on leadership roles at their firms.” [Read more…]

PG&E Must Answer Criminal Charges for 2019 Kincade Wildfire

California Wildfires

As reported by The NY Times, PG&E will have to answer to criminal charges for its role in a 2019 wildfire which burned 120 miles through Sonoma County, destroyed over 400 buildings and critically injured six firefighters. The court’s district attorney charged the utility company with five felonies and 28 misdemeanors in connection with the Kincade Fire. This third set of charges comes after PG&E was found guilty in 2017 for a gas pipeline explosion which killed five, and entered a guilty plea last year in 2020 for 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for causing the 2018 Camp Wildfire. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser and Co-Counsel Announce a Class Action Lawsuit for Those Who Purchased or Provided Reimbursement for the Drug Restasis®

Restasis eye drops

If You Bought or Provided Reimbursement for the Dry-Eye Disease Drug Restasis®

You Could Be Included in a Class Action Lawsuit

For more detailed information, visit: www.RestasisLitigation.com

Para conseguir una notificación en español, llame a 1-877-868-6810 o visite el sitio web: www.RestasisLitigation.com.

[Read more…]