Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog

Lawdragon Names Five Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers for 2018

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Legal analysis company Lawdragon has published its first annual listing of the 500 “Leading Plaintiff  Employment Lawyers” in America, a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Lin Y. Chan, Kelly M. Dermody, Rachel Geman, Daniel M. Hutchinson, and Ann B. Shaver. Introduced as the newest addition to Lawdragon’s acclaimed 500 series, the 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers guide includes distinguished attorneys selected over a two year period from a combination of editorial research by Lawdragon staff, law firm submissions, and other online nominations.  [Read more…]

Anthem Data Breach $115 Million Settlement Gets Final Approval from Federal Court

$115 million Anthem settlement

As reported by Law360, Northern District Judge Lucy H. Koh has issued an order granting final approval to a $115 million settlement of the class action lawsuit against Anthem, Inc. over data breach and hacking originally revealed in early 2015. The intrusion into Anthem’s system, which occurred after what plaintiffs claimed was Anthem’s failure to implement and abide by standard security protocols, resulted in the exposure of identifiable personal information and health information belonging to nearly 80 million of Anthem’s members. [Read more…]

TSLA INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Tesla, Inc.

TSLA Investors Alert: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Tesla, Inc.

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired, sold, or had open short positions or put options for the securities of Tesla, Inc. (“Tesla” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: TSLA) between August 7, 2018 and August 14, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

The Best Lawyers in America 2019: 20 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Listed in 25th Edition

Best Lawyers 2019 Rankings

The Best Lawyers in America has announced its selections for the 25th edition of its esteemed legal peer-review publication, and we are proud to note that twenty Lieff Cabraser attorneys have been named Best Lawyers for 2019. Listed attorneys are recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence across 145 practice areas. This year, over 7 million votes were analyzed and tabulated to generate the final Best Lawyer listings across the U.S. [Read more…]

Asian American Women Hit “Bamboo Glass Ceiling” in the Workplace

Asian American Women Hit “Bamboo Glass Ceiling” in the Workplace

The #MeToo and Time’s Up movements are shedding ever increasing light on the disparate treatment of female employees in the workplace. A new report on Silicon Valley from the Ascend Foundation examines Asian-American women in particular, and reveals that though they comprise the largest racial cohort in the industry, Asians are the racial group least likely to be promoted to manager and executive positions. [Read more…]

USC President Steps Down In Wake of Tyndall Sex Abuse Scandal

USC President Steps Down In Wake of Tyndall Sex Abuse Scandal

University of Southern California President C.L. Max Nikias stepped down on Tuesday in the wake of the school’s sex abuse scandal over the decades-long conduct of campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall. USC’s Trustees appointed alumna and former Aerospace Corp. president Wanda Austin as interim president until a permanent replacement can be found. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Mark Chalos and Laura Heiman Volunteer at Nashville Bar’s Dial-A-Lawyer

Nashville Dial a Lawyer

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark Chalos and associate Laura Heimann participated in the Nashville Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (NBA LRIS) Dial-A-Lawyer program on Tuesday, August 7th. The NBA LRIS conducts its FREE Dial-A-Lawyer program on the first Tuesday of each month between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. As the program guide notes, “During those hours, the public is invited to call 615-242-9272 to speak with volunteer attorneys from the Nashville Bar Association and get FREE legal guidance to general legal questions. We are here to serve you!” [Read more…]

Labor and Civil Rights Groups Urge Appellate Court to Revive Microsoft Gender Discrimination Class Action

Labor and Civil Rights Groups Urge Appellate Court to Revive Microsoft Gender Discrimination Class Action

A coalition of 32 labor and civil rights groups has filed an amicus brief urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to restore class action status to the gender discrimination lawsuit brought by female employees of tech giant Microsoft. The group includes the Impact Fund, the National Employment Law Project, the National Women’s Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. [Read more…]

Hundreds of Wells Fargo Customers Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure Due to Bank’s Mistakes and Aggressive Actions

Hundreds of Wells Fargo Customers Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure Due to Bank’s Mistakes and Aggressive Actions

Homeowners’ homes foreclosed on after Wells Fargo’s software incorrectly denied available mortgage modifications

News sources have revealed that more than 600 Wells Fargo customers were incorrectly denied loan modifications under a federal assistance program set up by the Treasury Department in 2009, with 400 of the owners ultimately losing their homes to bank foreclosure. The bank claims the loan adjustment denials were the result of a “computer error.” [Read more…]