Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog

Northern California Wildfire Victims Secure PG&E Agreement to Provide $13.5 Billion in Compensation for Fire Victims

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Victims Must File Claims Before December 31, 2019 Court Deadline

San Francisco, CA, December 6, 2019 — The Official Tort Claimants Committee (“TCC”), representing fire victims and other tort claimants in Pacific Gas & Electric’s (“PG&E”) bankruptcy reorganization, announce an agreement with PG&E to provide $13.5 billion in compensation for the fire victims and other tort claimants. This agreement comes after months of the TCC negotiating with PG&E on behalf of fire victims and other claimants. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser Talks with Law360 About National Opioids Case, Other Litigation, Career

Elizabeth Cabraser Talks with Law360 About National Opioids Case, Other Litigation, Career

Law360 (subscription) has published an in-depth interview with Lieff Cabraser founding  partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser that includes a focus on the complexities of navigating the nationwide opioid litigation, which has pitted local communities against the prescription drug industry as those harmed seek redress over the destructive opioid addiction crisis. [Read more…]

Baxter International Inc. Shareholder Class Action: January 24, 2020 Filing Deadline – Contact Lieff Cabraser

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Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Baxter International Inc. (“Baxter” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BAX) between February 21, 2019 and October 23, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

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Elizabeth Cabraser to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at The American Lawyer’s 2019 ‘Industry Awards’

Elizabeth Cabraser to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at The American Lawyer’s 2019 ‘Industry Awards’

At its annual Industry Awards ceremony taking place on Wednesday, December 4th in New York City, The American Lawyer will present Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser with its Lifetime Achievement award. Elizabeth is among six recipients to be honored this year. [Read more…]

Chemours Shareholder Class Action: Reminder about December 9, 2019 Filing Deadline – Contact Lieff Cabraser

Lieff Cabraser 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 common stock of The Chemours Company (“Chemours” or the “Company”) (NYSE:CC) between February 16, 2017 and August 1, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Files Amicus Brief Urging Reversal of Fifth Circuit Decision Drastically Limiting Abortion Rights in Louisiana

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Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein attorneys Kelly M. Dermody, Tiseme G. Zegeye, and Madeline M. Gomez represent Amici, reproductive and racial justice scholars, in support of Petitioners June Medical Services, et al., requesting that the Supreme Court reverse the Fifth Circuit’s recent decision to require that doctors who perform abortions in Louisiana have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of where the abortion is performed. June Medical Services L.L.C., et al. v. Gee (Nos. 18-1323, 18-1460) challenges a 2014 Louisiana abortion restriction (“Act 620”) mandating the within-thirty-miles admitting privileges for doctors performing abortions in the state. If Act 620 were to go into effect, only one clinic would remain to provide services for the approximately 10,000 women per year seeking abortions in Louisiana. [Read more…]

American Association for Justice Minority Caucus & Women Trial Lawyers Caucus PAC Drive

AAJ 2019 PAC Drive

“Choosing a member of Congress is as important as choosing a jury”

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, the Political Action Committee of the American Association for Justice will be holding a fundraising drive. In the 2018 midterm elections, 85% of the 299 candidates the AAJ PAC supported were victorious. Lawyers are asked to consider contributing to join their trial lawyer colleagues who support civil justice through the AAJ PAC each year. The AAJ PAC needs your help to build on its successes and increase the pro-civil justice margins in each upcoming election. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Named to Top 100 Tennessee Lawyers for 2019 by Super Lawyers

Mark Chalos Named to Top 100 Tennessee Lawyers for 2019 by Super Lawyers

We are proud to announce that Super Lawyers has named Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos to its Top 100 Tennessee Lawyers list for 2019. With over 18,000 attorneys in the State of Tennessee, this puts Mark in the top half-percent of practicing Tennessee lawyers. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Moderates Discussion at BASF Women’s Impact Network “No Glass Ceiling” 2.0 Conference

Kelly Dermody Moderates Discussion at BASF Women's Impact Network "No Glass Ceiling" 2.0 Conference

On Thursday, November 21st, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will moderate “Own the Moment (a conversation between genders)” — a frank, provocative, and constructive educational presentation with male managing partners and law practice leaders on strategies for male leaders and allies to help advance gender equity and cultivate positive cultures for all genders. Panelists include Nathan Sabri of Morrison & Foerster LLP, Brian Rocca of Morgan Lewis Bockius, David Lucero of Veritas, Steven Taylor of Keker, Van Nest & Peters, and Vidhya Prabhakaran of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]