Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog

Elizabeth Cabraser to Receive Consumer Law’s Top Award

Elizabeth Cabraser to Receive Consumer Law’s Top Award

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is pleased to announce that Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser was selected to receive the 2019 Vern Countryman Award, consumer law’s most prestigious award. One of the nation’s most accomplished plaintiffs’ attorneys, Cabraser is a co-founder and partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, one of the country’s largest law firms serving clients seeking redress for financial and consumer fraud, anti-competitive practices, harmful drugs and products, and illegal employment practices. [Read more…]

PS INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Pluralsight, Inc. (Nasdaq: PS)

Pluralsight Investor Alert

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (September 16, 2019) – 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 common stock of Pluralsight, Inc. (“Pluralsight” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: PS) between August 2, 2018 and July 31, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

VIDEO: Lieff Cabraser’s House Band The R-23s – Full Performance at 2019 “Law Rocks” Benefit

VIDEO: Lieff Cabraser’s House Band The R-23s – Full Performance at 2019 “Law Rocks” Benefit

On Thursday, June 20th, 2019, Lieff Cabraser’s house band The R-23s delivered an epic set at the Family Violence Appellate Project’s 2019 Battle of the Bands. Ultimately taking home first place in the battle and receiving the coveted “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” award, the R-23’s were able to raise nearly $23,000 toward the event’s total contribution of $186,687 to help California survivors of domestic violence! [Read more…]

Ohio Federal Judge Approves Opioid MDL ‘Negotiation Class’

Ohio Federal Judge Approves Opioid MDL 'Negotiation Class'

As reported by Law360 (subscription), U.S. District Judge Dan Polster has approved the innovative and unprecedented approach of creating a negotiation class of government authorities empowered to negotiate a global settlement with drug manufacturers accused of fueling the destructive opioid addiction crisis that has swept the nation. The “negotiation class” concept was originally [Read more…]

Lawmakers Advance FAIR Act Bill Aimed at Eliminating Forced Arbitration in Employment Contracts

Lawmakers Pass FAIR Act Bill Aimed at Eliminating Forced Arbitration in Employment Contracts

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, House Democrats voted overwhelmingly to send the FAIR Act (a bill to end forced arbitration) to the House floor for a vote. The vote on the bill is expected to take place as early as next week. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos on “Expert Handling of Expert Witnesses” at October 2019 TTLA Strategies Forum

Mark Chalos on “Expert Handling of Expert Witnesses” at October 2019 TTLA Strategies Forum

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos will be speaking at the upcoming Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) 2019 Strategies Forum, “Filling Your Tackle Box: Strategies from Pre-Suit to Pre-Trial,” on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee. Mark will be discussing “Expert Handling of Expert Witnesses” from 3:15-4:15pm. [Read more…]

American Lawyer Publishes Lifetime Achievement Award Profile on Elizabeth Cabraser

American Lawyer Publishes Lifetime Achievement Award Profile on Elizabeth Cabraser

We are delighted to announce that Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser has been selected to receive The American Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement award. Elizabeth is among seven recipients to be honored this year at the publication’s Industry Awards in December, where they will each speak about their extraordinary careers. [Read more…]

FDA Issues Official Warning to JUUL Labs Over Illegal Marketing Practices

FDA Issues Official Warning to JUUL Labs Over Illegal Marketing Practices

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration transmitted an official warning letter to JUUL Labs Inc. alleging violations of federal regulations by JUUL for marketing its e-cigarettes as a safe alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes without approval from the FDA. The letter expressed serious governmental concerns and requested additional specific information from JUUL about its advertising targeted at youths and students in school. [Read more…]

Judge Grants Preliminary Approval to $13M Settlement in Google Street View Privacy Case

$13M Proposed Settlement in Google Street View Privacy Case

As reported by Law360 (subscription), a California federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a proposed $13 million cy press settlement of the federal multidistrict litigation accusing Google LLC of illegally gathering Wi-Fi network data via its Street View vehicles. As part of the settlement, Google agrees to fund online privacy organizations and educate the public about encrypted networks. [Read more…]

Health Officials Say Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Illness on the Rise

Health Officials Say Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Illness on the Rise

Medical experts and federal health officials are warning the public of significant potential dangers of vaping and recommending the immediate stopping of e-cigarette use as the number of people with severe vaping-related lung illnesses has risen to 450 possible cases spanning 33 states, with four confirmed deaths. [Read more…]

Wendy Fleishman Appointed Vice-Chair of Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Bioscience General Committee of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Wendy Fleishman Appointed Vice-Chair of Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Bioscience General Committee of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Bioscience General Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). The Section is a primary source of knowledge and leadership nationwide on trial practice and critical issues of justice that involve tort and insurance law. [Read more…]

Law360 Names Lieff Cabraser a “California Powerhouse” for 2019

Law360 Names Lieff Cabraser a "2019 California Powerhouse"a "2017 California Powerhouse" for Litigation

Law360 has named Lieff Cabraser to its 2019 list of “California Powerhouse Law Firms,” one of only five firms to be recognized and the only plaintiffs’ firm on the list. The selection includes an in-depth profile of Lieff Cabraser highlighting some of our firm’s most impactful case work from the past year, including the Anthem Data Breach, the Wells Fargo Fraudulent Accounts Shareholder Derivative lawsuit, and the Fiat Chrysler Jeep Dodge diesel emissions fraud. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser & Co-Counsel Win 2019 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for State Farm Insurance Fraud Case

Lieff Cabraser & Co-Counsel Win 2019 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for State Farm Insurance Fraud Case

20 years of tenacious litigation finally led to $250 million settlement for defrauded auto insurance policyholders

Lieff Cabraser’s State Farm case team and its co-counsel have been chosen to receive Law Bulletin’s 2019 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award based on work that dates all the way back to 1999 originally relating to insurance auto parts fraud and then escalating into improper and illegal electioneering after State Farm upended the Illinois judicial elections process. [Read more…]

Wendy Fleishman to Discuss Juul E-Cigarette Litigation at Upcoming “Mass Torts Made Perfect” Fall 2019 Conference

Wendy Fleishman to Discuss Juul E-Cigarette Litigation at “Mass Torts Made Perfect” Fall 2019 Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman, along with Mike Papantonio of Levin Papantonio, Robert Eglet of Eglet Adams, and John Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan will be leading the opening session on Juul E-Cigarette Litigation at the upcoming Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP) Conference, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
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New York Child Victims Act Lawsuits Surge as Rockefeller University Hospital Settles Over 200 Alleged Molestation Cases

Pediatric waiting room

Victims whose cases had expired may now sue until August 2020; victims now under 23 have until age 55

As reported by the New York Post, it has only been two weeks since a profound and long-overdue change in New York State law restored the right of child molestation victims to seek justice on older, previously time-barred cases. Nearly 600 new child molestation cases have already been filed in the state since its 2019 Child Victims Act revived all stale claims for one year, but that number is separate from over 200 cases which Manhattan’s Rockefeller Hospital elected to privately settle before their claims could reach open court. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Announces Proposed Settlement of Fuel Economy Cases in the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, & Products Liability Litigation

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Settlement with owners and lessees of Audi, Bentley, Porsche, and VW vehicles valued at up to $96.5 million

New York—(BUSINESSWIRE)—Lieff Cabraser announces the settlement of class action litigation on behalf of owners and lessees of approximately 98,000 gasoline-powered Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Bentley vehicles sold and/or leased in the U.S. The settlement secures up to $96.5 million to resolve claims that the affected vehicles were equipped with software that, as calibrated, caused the vehicles to emit more carbon dioxide (CO2) and obtain up to 1 MPG less fuel economy than was originally represented. [Read more…]

Benchmark Litigation Names Elizabeth Cabraser and Kelly Dermody “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for 2019

Benchmark Litigation Names Elizabeth Cabraser and Kelly Dermody “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for 2019

Benchmark Litigation has named Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Kelly M. Dermody to its Top 250 Women in Litigation 2019 listing. Benchmark Litigation, touted as “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” covers the United States, Canada, Latin America and, most recently, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, –  is now in its twelfth year of publication. [Read more…]

Six Lieff Cabraser Partners Named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 “40 & Under Hot List”

Six Lieff Cabraser Partners Named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 “40 & Under Hot List”

Benchmark Litigation, “the definitive guide to litigation firms and attorneys in the United States,” has announced this year’s Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List. The list highlights lawyers who are standouts among the top young talent in their respective practice areas in the United States and Canada. [Read more…]

October 21 2019 Deadline for Northern California Wildfire Claims Against PG&E

Northern California wildfire victims, including those who suffered injury and losses as a result of the 2017 North Bay and 2018 Camp fires, have only until October 21, 2019 to file proof of claims against PG&E.

Bankruptcy proceedings force narrow window for Wine Country and Camp wildfire victims to make claims

Northern California wildfire victims, including those who suffered injury and losses as a result of the 2017 North Bay and 2018 Camp fires, have only until October 21, 2019 to file proof of claims against PG&E. Formal notice of the filing deadline was issued in June by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali after PG&E announced its plans to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy. [Read more…]