Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog

Workers and Businesses in the Oil Industry Affected by the 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill Could Be Part of a Class Action Lawsuit

oil spill

The following is being released by the law firms Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, Keller Rohrback LLP, Cappello & Noël LLP, and Audet & Partners LLP about the lawsuit Andrews v. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., No. 2:15-cv-04113.

A class action lawsuit against Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (“Plains Pipeline”) has been certified as a class action for another group and may be proceeding to trial.  This lawsuit claims that due to the May 19, 2015 Santa Barbara oil spill, workers and businesses that support the Santa Barbara oil industry suffered financial losses with the subsequent pipeline shutdown.  [Read more…]

USC Tyndall Sexual Misconduct Settlement a “Step Forward” for Victims of Abuse at USC

USC Tyndall Sexual Misconduct Settlement a “Step Forward” for Victims of Abuse at USC

New op-ed piece by Cherylyn Lebon includes comments from Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin who represents women in the class lawsuit against USC

The Los Angeles Daily News has published an opinion piece praising the terms of the recently-announced federal class action settlement of the lawsuit filed against George Tyndall and the University of Southern California (USC) on behalf of hundreds of women alleging sexual misconduct by the former head gynecologist at the USC student health center. [Read more…]

Court Grants Final Approval to $42.5 Million Settlement of British Airways Frequent Flyer Ticket Surcharges Class Action

Air Travel Complaints

In 2012, Lieff Cabraser filed a class action lawsuit against British Airways over what its frequent flyers alleged was the imposition of extortionate “fuel surcharges” on individuals who wanted to redeem their British Airways frequent flyer miles for air tickets. After months of concerted investigation, Lieff Cabraser’s team tenaciously pursued a six-year course of litigation against an opponent that took the most aggressive positions on every possible issue.

Our firm won every dispute in the case — two motions to dismiss, class certification, Rule 23(f) appeal, summary judgment, Daubert motions, motions in limine, and numerous contested discovery issues.   [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Honored in 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & Best Lawyers

best law firms 2019

U.S. News & Best Lawyers has announced its “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2019,” listings that include multiple Tier 1 honors for Lieff Cabraser. The listings are based on “a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.” [Read more…]

Sonosky Chambers, Lieff Cabraser, and Zwerling Schachter File RICO Lawsuit on Behalf of Alaska Native Tribal Health Care Providers Against Drug Manufacturers and Distributors for False and Deceptive Marketing of Dangerous Prescription Opioid Drugs

Opioids Lawsuit Filed

Federal RICO action that is largest tribal complaint in history seeks justice from opiate drug manufacturers and distributors for unprecedented community and medical costs and American Indian and Alaska Native opioid deaths in Alaska

On behalf of the Tanana Chiefs Conference, Chugachmiut, the Copper River Native Association, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, and Southcentral Foundation, today the law firms of Sonosky Chambers Sachse Miller & Monkman, LLP, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, and Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP filed a RICO racketeering lawsuit in federal district court in Anchorage against Purdue Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Teva, Allergan, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Actavis, Insys, Mallinckrodt, McKesson, Health Mart Systems, AmerisourceBergen, Walgreen Co., the Kroger Co., Albertson’s, CVS and related entities responsible for the explosive opioid epidemic across the United States and in the impacted Alaska Native communities. [Read more…]

MCHP INVESTORS NOTICE: Lieff Cabraser Reminds Investors of Deadline in Class Action Against Microchip Technology Inc.

microchip securities reminder

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP reminds investors of the upcoming deadline to move for appointment as lead plaintiff the class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of Microchip Technology Inc. (“Microchip” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: MCHP) between March 2, 2018 and August 9, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Named Co-Lead Interim Counsel for Plaintiffs in Ford F-150 Brake Failures Class Action

Motion blurred cars and trucks driving on the highway

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos has been named Co-Lead Interim Class Counsel for plaintiffs in litigation filed on behalf of hundreds of 2013-2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck owners who are experiencing sudden brake failures in their vehicles. The suit was filed after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received more than 200 complaints from Ford F-150 drivers who said the trucks’ brakes suddenly fail without warning during driving. [Read more…]

Supreme Court Set to Review Mandatory Arbitration in the Employment Context

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Court will rule on cases involving workers’ rights to sue their employers in court

As reported by the Wall Street Journal the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to make rulings in three cases that involve workers’ rights to sue their employers. The fundamental question is whether employment contracts can allow employers to force workers to bargain away their rights to sue in court over employment disputes. [Read more…]

Phong-Chau Nguyen to Join Board of SF Bar Association’s Barristers Club for 2019

Phong-Chau Nguyen Joins Board of SF Bar Association's Barristers Club for 2019

Lieff Cabraser partner Phong-Chau G. Nguyen has been selected by the Barristers Club of the San Francisco Bar Association to serve on the Board of Directors for 2019. The mission of the Barristers Club is to foster professional growth, provide opportunities for community service, and serve as an advocate for its members. The Board of Directors determines the Club’s mission, sets policy and procedures to fulfill that mission, and supports the membership in fulfilling the Club’s mission.

Founded in 1927, the Barristers Club  is comprised of members of The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) in their first ten years of practice, as well as BASF members who are law students. The group seeks to promote fellowship among the newer members of the legal profession and holds numerous CLE seminars, social, and networking events throughout the year.

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Tiseme Zegeye to Speak on Careers in Litigation at BASF “Careers in Law” Conference

Tiseme Zegeye BASF Careers in law

Lieff Cabraser attorney Tiseme Zegeye will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Careers in Law: Everything You Always Wanted to Know” at the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) on November 1, 2018. The event will feature expert practitioners in the areas of Labor and Employment Law, Appellate Law, Tax Law, and Litigation. Tiseme will be speaking on a panel covering Careers in Litigation. [Read more…]