Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog

Myriad Genetics Investors: Filing Deadline in MYGN Class Action Approaches – Contact Lieff Cabraser

MYGN Investors: Important Reminder about November 26, 2019 Filing Deadline in Class Action - Contact Lieff Cabraser

Lieff Cabraser reminds investors that securities fraud class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Myriad Genetics, Inc. (“Myriad” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: MYGN) between September 2, 2016 and August 13, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

iRobot Shareholders: December 23, 2019 Filing Deadline in Securities Class Litigation – Contact Lieff Cabraser

Securities Class Litigation

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the stock of iRobot Corporation (“iRobot” or the ‘Company”) (NASDAQ:  IRBT) between November 21, 2016 and October 22, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Dean Harvey Speaks at U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Division’s Public Workshop on Competition in Labor Markets

Dean Harvey Speaks at U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Division’s Public Workshop on Competition in Labor Markets

On September 23, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey participated in a public panel discussion presented by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice on “Competition in Labor Markets” at the DOJ Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The event featured a group of well-known antitrust and competition lawyers, experts, and scholars. [Read more…]

Filing Deadline for 2017-2018 Northern California Wildfire Claims Extended to December 31, 2019

Northern California Wine Country Fires

Proof of claim process is easy but must be completed by Tuesday December 31st, 2019

If you were affected by the PG&E fires of 2015, 2017 or 2018, you have until 5 PM on Tuesday December 31st, 2019 to file a Proof of Claim. The form is simple. It takes ten minutes to fill out, yet half of those who had painful losses have not filed a claim. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Speaks on Mistakes Employers Make at California Employment Law Council Annual Meeting

Kelly Dermody Speaks on Mistakes Employers Make at California Employment Law Council Annual Meeting

On Thursday, November 14th, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will lead a discussion on “The Plaintiff Perspective: Mistakes Employers Make and Case Selection Criteria for an Employee Advocate” at the California Employment Law Council’s annual meeting in San Francisco. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Partner Mark Chalos Discusses Federal Opioid Litigation on Belmont University College of Law Panel

Lieff Cabraser Partner Mark Chalos Discusses Federal Opioid Litigation on Belmont University College of Law Panel

On November 12, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Mark Chalos participated on an attorney panel at the Belmont Inn of Court’s “Addressing the Opioid Crisis” conference presented at Belmont University College of Law. Mark spoke on the topic, “State of the Opioid Crisis – An Inside Look at Litigation & Regulatory Solutions.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Duke/UNC “No Poach” Case Team Receives Antitrust Institute’s 2019 Private Enforcement Award

Lieff Cabraser Duke/UNC “No Poach” Case Team to Receive Antitrust Institute’s 2019 Private Enforcement Award

At its annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards dinner in Washington, D.C., the American Antitrust Institute formally presented its selection of leading legal practitioners and economists to be recognized as honorees for the 2019 Antitrust Enforcement Awards, a list that includes the Lieff Cabraser team that worked on the Duke/UNC case: Dean M. HarveyKelly M. DermodyBrendan P. GlackinAnne B. Shaver, and Yaman Salahi. [Read more…]

Under Armour, Inc. Shareholder Class Action: January 6, 2020 Filing Deadline – Contact Lieff Cabraser

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 Under Armour, Inc., (“Under Armour” or the “Company”) (NYSE: UA; UAA) between August 3, 2016 and November 1, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

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Sarah London Appointed an Interim Plaintiff Leader in National Juul Litigation

Sarah London Appointed an Interim Plaintiff Leader in National Juul Litigation

As reported by Law.com (subscription), U.S. District Judge William Orrick III of the Northern District of California has appointed Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London along with three other attorneys to handle preliminary matters on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide in the the multidistrict Juul e-cigarette fraud and injury litigation. [Read more…]

MYGN Investors: Important Reminder about November 26, 2019 Filing Deadline in Class Action – Contact Lieff Cabraser

MYGN Investors: Important Reminder about November 26, 2019 Filing Deadline in Class Action - Contact Lieff Cabraser

The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP reminds investors of the upcoming deadline to move for appointment as lead plaintiff in the class action that has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Myriad Genetics, Inc. (“Myriad” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:MYGN) between September 2, 2016 and August 13, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Moderates Plenary on HR Analytics at 13th Annual ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference

Kelly Dermody Moderates Plenary on HR Analytics at 13th Annual ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference

On, Friday, November 8, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody moderated a plenary session entitled “The Power of People Analytics” at The American Bar Association’s 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law conference in New Orleans. [Read more…]

American Association for Justice Issues Call for Action to End Forced Arbitration

American Association for Justice Calls For Action to End Forced Arbitration

The Chief Operating Officer of the  American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently penned a letter to the public in an attempt to provide people with the latest information on how to get involved in the AAJ’s grassroots efforts to end forced arbitration. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Summer Associates Team up With SF Bar Justice and Diversity Center to Provide Free Legal Help in the Community

Lieff Cabraser Summer Associates Team up With SF Bar Justice and Diversity Center to Provide Free Legal Help in the Community

Every year Lieff Cabraser lawyers participate in a summer associate pro bono project organized through the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center. This year, under the supervision of Lieff Cabraser attorneys Phong Nguyen and Michael Levin-Gesundheit, Lieff Cabraser summer associates Hope Brinn and Nick Lee developed the factual and legal record to help a local man secure the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits that he deserved and had previously been denied. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser’s Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark Chalos, and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty at American Association for Justice Class Action December Seminar

Lieff Cabraser’s Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark Chalos, and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty at American Association for Justice Class Action December Seminar

Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark Chalos, and Annika K. Martin will speak as Featured Faculty at the American Association for Justice’s “Class Action” seminar taking place on December 5th, 2019 at The Westin New York at Times Square in New York City. Mark Chalos will lead the program as one of the two Course Advisors for the event, and all three will present on latest issues in Class Action law, including a discussion of the groundbreaking proposed opioids litigation negotiation class, class action trials, damages and class damages models, current toxic tort cases, and new class actions on the horizon. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Receives AJC 2019 Judge Learned Hand Award

Kelly Dermody Receives AJC 2019 Judge Learned Hand Award

Photo: Kelly Dermody (right) with keynote speaker California Congresswoman Katie Porter

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody received the 2019 American Jewish Committee Judge Learned Hand Award at a ceremony held in San Francisco on November 6, 2019. The Judge Learned Hand Award is the highest honor the organization presents to individuals in the legal profession. [Read more…]

Thousands of Female Microsoft Employees Appeal Judge’s Decision to Deny Class Certification in Microsoft Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Thousands of Female Microsoft Employees Appeal Judge’s Decision to Deny Class Certification in Microsoft Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Article includes commentary from Lieff Cabraser partner Ann B. Shaver, who represents the plaintiffs in the case

The Register reports that over 8,000 female Microsoft employees have appealed a judge’s decision to deny class certification in a gender lawsuit against the tech giant in which female employees and ex-employees allege pay discrimination and claim that top management at Microsoft knew there was a problem but failed to fix it. [Read more…]

New Tech Designed to Monitor Worker Safety May be Violating Privacy Laws

New Tech Designed to Monitor Worker Safety May be Violating Privacy Laws

Gizmodo reports that major manufacturing and shipping companies across the U.S. are asking their manual laborers to wear a new kind of motion sensor they claim is designed to insure worker safety. These devices can provide feedback to alert workers to potentially hazardous bends and twists. However, critics of the devices feel that they may be too intrusive, providing employers with the ability to inspect workers’ every move, and “opening an obvious path to intensive micro-surveillance of their productivity.” [Read more…]

American Association for Justice Releases Detailed Report on Negative Impacts of Forced Arbitration

American Association for Justice Releases Detailed Report on Negative Impacts of Forced Arbitration

An article published in the November 2019 issue of the American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine highlights a new research report examining the devastating impact forced arbitration has had on the rights of American workers and consumers. The report looks at how forced arbitration suppresses claims against corporations specifically when corporations harm workers and consumers by cheating, stealing, or even breaking the law. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Honored as 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyer

Mark Chalos Honored as 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyer

We are pleased to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyer for 2019. In its annual report on Mid-South Region attorneys, Super Lawyers highlights those who “who exhibit excellence in practice.” Between three Rising Star accolades and nine Super Lawyer nods, this is Mark’s 12th time on the lists. [Read more…]