Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog

Mark Chalos Speaks at Alabama Association for Justice 2018 Mid-Winter Conference

Mark Chalos Speaks at Alabama Association for Justice 2018 Mid-Winter Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark Chalos will be speaking at the Alabama Association for Justice’s 2018 Mid-Winter Conference on Thursday, January 18-19 at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook, Alabama. The Conference promises “outstanding educational sessions and top-notch speakers,” with a theme of “Winning via Storytelling, in and out of the courtroom.” [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin Speaks at Emory Institute for Complex Litigation 2018 Leadership Conference

Annika K. Martin Speaks at Emory Institute for Complex Litigation 2018 Leadership Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will be speaking at Emory University Law School’s Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims 2018 Leadership Conference from January 18-19, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Martin will be featured on the panel “Lawyers as Managers.” [Read more…]

Ford to 2006-Year Ranger Drivers: Stop Driving Your Vehicles Immediately

Ford to 2006-Year Ranger Drivers: Stop Driving Your Vehicles Immediately

Second Takata Airbag Death Confirmed in 2006 Ford Ranger Pickup

Ford Motor Co has alerted owners and lessees of 2006 Ford Ranger pickup trucks to immediately stop driving their vehicles in the wake of a second confirmed 2006 Ranger death seen as having been caused by an exploding defective Takata airbag inflator. Ford is warning all 2,600 2006-year Ranger owners on record to stop driving the vehicles right away and have the affected parts replaced without delay. [Read more…]

Toyota & Honda Recall Yet Another Million+ Vehicles in U.S. with Defective Takata Airbags

Toyota & Honda Recall Yet Another Million+ Vehicles in U.S. with Defective Takata Airbags

Right on the heels of a January 8 recall expansion that added 3 million airbags, automakers Toyota and Honda have announced the recall of more than 1 million additional vehicles in the United States that are equipped with defective and potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators. This marks yet another increase to a cumulative recall that was already the largest in U.S. history. [Read more…]

Microsoft Acknowledges Gender Imbalance in Tech Industry Even as it Fights Discrimination Claims

Microsoft Acknowledges Gender Imbalance in Tech Industry Even as it Fights Discrimination Claims

In the midst of squaring off against more than 8,600 former and current female employees in a class action lawsuit based on claims of systemic and pervasive discrimination, Microsoft Corp. admits in its filed response to the lawsuit that the company is “keenly aware of gender imbalance in the tech industry.” However, the company goes on to argue that a lawsuit – where the company could face a verdict assigning it significant liability for its actions – is not the right arena in which to address the problem. [Read more…]

Wall Street Often Left Unaccountable for Workplace Sexual Harassment – Is the System Rigged?

Wall Street Often Left Unaccountable for Workplace Sexual Harassment – Is the System Rigged?

Despite numerous women coming forward with workplace sexual harassment claims against male counterparts, there is one industry where senior executives seem to be left without any accountability for their misconduct – finance. And some women think enough is enough. The financial industry appears to spawn just as many cases of discrimination, harassment, abuse and assault as other industries, but the wealthy and powerful men of Wall Street don’t appear to suffer for their wrongdoing. [Read more…]

KBSTY INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action Against Kobe Steel, Ltd.

KBSTY INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action Against Kobe Steel, Ltd.

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) of Kobe Steel, Ltd. (“Kobe Steel” or the “Company”) (OTC BB: KBSTY) between May 29, 2013 and October 12, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). If you purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded ADRs of Kobe Steel during the Class Period, you may move the Court for appointment as lead plaintiff by no later than February 26, 2018. [Read more…]

Supreme Court Declines to Hear R.J. Reynolds’ Appeal of Tobacco Injury Liability Ruling

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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider R.J. Reynolds’ appeal of a ruling from the 11th Circuit that federal law does not prevent smokers from using the watershed Engle tobacco injury case to bring allegations of negligence and strict liability. The Court’s refusal to hear the appeal leaves standing the lower court’s finding that plaintiffs can rely on the verdict in Engle v. Liggett Group Inc. to establish claims of negligence and strict liability. [Read more…]

World’s Largest Auto Recall Expands Again, As Takata Adds Another 3 Million Airbags

World's Largest Auto Recall Expands Again; Takata Adds Another 3 Million Airbags to Recall

Japanese airbag maker Takata is adding another 3.3 million faulty airbag inflators to the world’s largest automotive recall in U.S. history. The newly recalled airbags correspond to vehicles from Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Tesla manufactured in 2009, 2010 and 2013. [Read more…]