Jonathan D. Selbin, chair of the defective products practice group at the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced today that U.S. District Judge Christopher A. Boyko of the Northern District of Ohio in Cleveland denied Whirlpool Corporation’s (NYSE: WHR) motion to decertify a class of Ohio residents who purchased certain models of front-loading Whirlpool Duet washing machines manufactured between 2001 to 2008 that developed mold. [Read more…]
Portable butane stoves are a great convenience, making it possible for campers and others without access to a fixed stove to cook meals. While they are available for as little as ten or fifteen dollars, unfortunately these convenient portable stoves and butane burners can cause severe burn injuries and can even explode. [Read more…]
The Best Lawyers in America, a legal peer-review publication, has announced its 2015 listing of outstanding attorneys and leading lawyers. Based on over 5.5 million evaluations of legal professionals, the publication’s 21st edition includes 52,488 attorneys in 137 practice areas across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. [Read more…]
This summer, automotive and product design safety company, Safety Research & Strategies, filed suit against the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), seeking the public release of documents in the case of United States ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries. The whistleblower lawsuit alleges guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries defrauded the government. The Wall Street Journal reports court records remain inaccessible.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System, “from 2008 to 2010, an estimated 194,000 highway vehicle fires occurred in the United States each year resulting in an average of approximately 300 deaths, 1,250 injuries and $1.1 billion in property loss.”
Whistleblowers continue to play a key role in ending fraudulent practices throughout the United States. A recent survey published by the National Whistleblower Center and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 43% of corporate fraud was uncovered by whistleblowing related activities. When government funds are involved, whistleblowers play a critical role in protecting taxpayers. And, as the survey noted, the companies themselves are also better off in the long run by rooting out these bad practices.
Abuses by private correctional service contractors of non-violent probationers is a growing problem, according to numerous media reports. These probationers have typically committed low-level offenses, such as failing to pay traffic tickets, driving without proof of insurance, shoplifting, or public drunkenness.
Hospice care is intended to be a holistic way for terminally ill people to end their lives in a dignified manner in the comfort of their own homes. For many years, small nonprofit organizations were the main providers for this type of healthcare. More recently, hospice care has become a multimillion dollar industry dominated by large for-profit corporations.
As part of its “Legal 500 Awards,” the UK-based publication Legal 500 recently named Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, as its U.S. Mass Torts and Class Action Plaintiffs’ Law Firm of the Year for 2014. The Legal 500 awards honor the best practice teams in the U.S., as determined by Legal 500 from thousands of lawyer interviews.
The 2014 Chambers USA Guide has awarded Lieff Cabraser’s antitrust practice group with a Nationwide Band 1 ranking. Chambers noted the breadth of prominent cases our antitrust attorneys handle, highlighting the class action lawsuit against Silicon Valley tech giants Apple, Google, Intel and other companies for allegedly conspiring to suppress the pay of technical, creative, and other salaried employees.
I’m Robert Nelson, the chair of Lieff Cabraser’s Whistleblower law practice group. I’ve published two new videos relating to whistleblower law. The topics include guidance for individuals seeking a whistleblower case lawyer, as well as a general overview of whistleblower law and how whistleblower plaintiff cases are managed and advanced.