Case Center – All Practice Areas

Antitrust

Lieff Cabraser is at the forefront of innovative and landmark cases promoting fair competition in the marketplace. We assist companies, governments, and consumers affected by anticompetitive conduct by assessing market circumstances and advising whether and how to pursue legal action.

CaseIssue
Airline Ticket Price CollusionPrice-fixing
Capacitors Price-FixingPrice-fixing
Carolinas HealthCare SystemAnticompetitive conduct
Contact Lens Price-FixingPrice-fixing
Duke/UNC No-Hire AgreementNo-hire agreement
Employee No-Poach AgreementsIllegal no-poach agreements
European Truck Cartel CaseAnticompetitive conduct
Generic DrugsPrice-fixing
Knorr Wabtec Rail SuppliersIllegal no-poach agreements
LIBOR ManipulationManipulation of bank rates
Rechargeable Lithium BatteriesPrice-fixing
RestasisAnticompetitive conduct
TelescopesAnticompetitive conduct
CaseResult
Natural Gas Antitrust Cases$1.25 billion settlement
Wholesale Electricity Antitrust Cases$1.066 billion in settlements
TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Screens$470 million in settlements
High Tech Workers$435 million in settlements
Cipro$399 million in settlements
De Beers Diamonds$295 million settlement and historic injunction
Titanium Dioxide Antitrust Class Action$163 million settlement
Comdata$130 million settlement
Lovenox/Enox$120 million settlement
Aluminum Sulfate$105 million in settlements
California Vitamins Cases$105 million settlement
Buspar$90 million settlement
Carpet Antitrust$50 million settlement
Lasik/PRK$12.5 million settlement
CopyTele Lawsuit$9 million settlement

Consumer Protection

We are determined consumer protection attorneys. Lieff Cabraser advises consumers as well as businesses whether and how to pursue legal action to halt and obtain compensation for the deceptive practices of large corporations. With a blend of courage, superior legal skills, and high principles, we protect our clients’ interests and help them achieve their goals by winning highly-complex consumer protection lawsuits against those that have defrauded consumers.

CaseIssue
Abusive Autodialer and Robocall ComplaintsAbusive robocalls
AT&T Smartphone Unlimited Data PlansFraud and false advertising
Bank Overdraft FeesAccounting tricks to maximize overdraft fees
Ford Super Duty Trucks Diesel EmissionsFraud and false advertising
Insurance Companies Inflating Workers' Comp PremiumsFraud and false advertising
Kindred Nursing FacilitiesInadequate nursing staff levels
McAfee Anti-VirusFraud in marketing and auto-renewal programs
Morgan Stanley Mortgage DiscriminationFair Housing Act violations
National Arbitration ForumConspiracy and fraud
National GridHarrassing, unsolicited automated phone calls
Sprint Everything MessagingFalse advertising and misrepresentation
Theranos Walgreens Blood Test Consumer FraudFraud, false advertising, misrepresentation
TracFone Wireless Unlimited DataViolation of consumer protection laws
Westgate ResortsFraud
CaseResult
Auto Loan DiscriminationProviding for refinancing of billions of dollars in auto loans, and requiring new procedures to stop racial discrimination
Progressive CorporationSettlement valued at $450 million
Catholic Healthcare WestSettlement valued at $423 million
Bank of America Overdraft Fees$410 million settlement
Neurontin$325 million settlement
Sutter Health Uninsured PatientsSettlement valued at $276 million
Citigroup Loan CasesSettlement valued at $240 million
Wells Fargo Overdraft Fees$203 million settlement
Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) CasesSettlements valued at $200 million
GM Ignition$120 million settlement
Providian Credit Card Practices$105 million settlement
Chase "Check Loan"$100 million settlement
John Muir Uninsured PatientsSettlement valued at $115 million
Synthroid Marketing$87.4 million settlement
Scripps Health Uninsured PatientsSettlement valued at $73 million
Lawn Mowers$65 million settlement
Nextel CommunicationsSettlement valued at $55 million
Fairbanks Capital$55 million settlement
Payment Protection Credit Card Litigation$53.5 million settlement
California Title Insurance$50 million settlement
Inaccurate Credit Reporting$45 million settlement
Vytorin/Zetia$41.5 million settlement
Property ID$40 million settlement
American Family Publishers$33 million settlement
Sallie Mae Telemarketing$24.14 million settlement
Ameriquest$22 million settlement
ING Direct$20.35 million settlement
Estratest$16.5 million settlement
SoulCycleSettlement valued at up to $9.2 million
Reverse Mortgage Cases$8 million settlement
California Uninsured Patient Hospital Pricing LitigationPrice discrimination against California uninsured patients ended
California Emergency PhysiciansComplete debt elimination provided
Dell False Discounts$50 cash payments

Cybersecurity/Data Privacy

Lieff Cabraser’s Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group is a nationally-recognized leader in the pursuit of preserving people’s privacy against the pervasive intrusions of digital technology into our all aspects of our daily lives. Lieff Cabraser has a proven and track record of successfully taking-on the powerhouses of Big Data and social media. The Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group’s honors include the National Law Journal’s 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers award for privacy and data breach litigation and Law360’s 2017 Data Privacy Practice Group of the Year.

CaseIssue
Google Street ViewInterception of private communications
Plaid Financial Privacy ViolationsImproper acquisition of private banking data
Quest DiagnosticsFailure to safeguard private medical and financial data
Turn Web Tracking SoftwareSmartphone "zombie" cookies
VTech Child Data BreachFailure to safeguard child data
CaseResult
TurboTaxInjunctive relief settlement (2019)
Anthem Patient Data Breach$115 million settlement (2018)
Facebook MessagesInjunctive relief settlement (2017)
Lifelock Identify Theft$68 million settlement (2016)
LinkedIn "Add Connections"$13 million settlement (2016)
Carrier IQ Privacy$9 million settlement (2016)
Sony Data Breach$8 million settlement
AT&T and NSA SurveillanceAT&T Granted Immunity by Congress; lawsuit halted (2008)

Defective Products

Lieff Cabraser has successfully litigated and settled hundreds of product defect-related class action lawsuits in federal and state courts, including dozens of cases requiring manufacturers to remedy a defect, extend warranties, and refund to consumers the cost of repairing the defective product. Working with co-counsel, we have achieved judgments and settlements that have recovered more than $4.7 billion in cash in these cases, as well as other valuable relief, such as product fixes and extended warranties.

CaseIssue
Chinese DrywallDefective drywall products
Honda/Acura WindowsFaulty window regulator
Mercedes-Benz Air Conditioning MoldMold in vehicle AC system
CaseResult
Masonite Hardboard SidingOver $1 billion settlement
Intel Pentium ProcessorsSettlement valued at $1 billion
Polybutylene Piping$950 million settlement
GM Pickup TrucksSettlement valued at $600 million
Louisiana-Pacific Siding$475 million settlement
Cemwood Roof Shakes$140 million settlement
Navistar MaxxForce Diesel Engines$135 million settlement
ABS Pipes$70 million settlement
BP Solar Panels$67 million settlement
Menu Foods$24 million settlement
Poz-Lok Fire Sprinkler Pipes$14.5 million settlement
Mobil Aircraft Engine Oil$12.5 million settlement
Hurd Millwork Windows & Doors$5.3 million settlement
Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid$650 payment or $1,300 certificate for purchase of new car
Viking 3000 Series WindowsUp to $500 payment to class members
Fleetwood Motor Homes$250 payment to class members
Bosch WashersCash payment to claimants
Carrier Furnaces20-year enhanced warranty of free service & free parts
Dell Inspiron 5150 Notebooks100% cash refund
Chrysler Minivan Latches3.8 million vehicles recalled to replace faulty rear latches
LG Washer MoldNationwide settlement
Whirlpool Duet Washer MoldNationwide settlement
Samsung Top-Load Washer ExplosionsNationwide settlement
LG RefrigeratorsNationwide settlement
Toshiba Laptop FlickerExtended warranty and reimbursement for repairs
Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100Extended warranty and reimbursement for repairs
Weyerhaeuser Hardboard SidingExtended warranty and reimbursement for repairs
Intuit QuickBooksFree software upgrade provided
Dell Inspiron 1150, 5100 and 5160 NotebooksSettlement

Employment Law

Lieff Cabraser’s nationally-recognized employment lawyers are litigating many of the most significant employment class action lawsuits in our nation today. These cases challenge gender and race discrimination, where female or minority employees are not hired, are paid less than their white male counterparts, or are given fewer opportunities to advance at the company; policies requiring hourly workers to report to work early, stay late, or work through breaks for no pay (off-the-clock work); policies classifying employees as salaried who should have been classified as hourly workers and received overtime pay; and pension plan abuses under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims on behalf of employees and retirees.

CaseIssue
Computer Sciences Corporation IIMisclassification of IT workers
Goldman SachsGender discrimination
Google Gender DiscriminationGender discrimination
KPMGGender discrimination
Major League BaseballOvertime pay
R.J. Reynolds Retirement PlanBreach of fiduciary duty
Walgreens PharmacistsInsufficient rest breaks
CaseResult
Home Depot$87.5 million settlement and modification of practices to ensure qualified women were hired & promoted
IBM$65 million settlement, a record amount in overtime litigation involving IT workers
FedEx Express$54.9 million settlement in race discrimination class action
Abercrombie & Fitch$50 million settlement and implementation of program to prevent discrimination
Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Discrimination$39 million settlement
United Airlines$36.5 million settlement in gender discrimination class action
Wal-Mart$35 million settlement plus injunction to prevent wage and hour violations
Smith Barney$33 million settlement in gender discrimination case
Tata Workers in America$29.75 million settlement
Computer Sciences Corporation I$24 million settlement
Consolidated Freightways$13.5 million settlement
Wells Fargo Overtime$12.8 million settlement in overtime pay class action
AT&T IT Workers$12.5 million settlement in overtime pay case
UPS$12 million settlement
Longs Drugs$11 million settlement
SBC Communications$10 million settlement
Perdue Farms$10 million settlement
CostCo Wholesale Corp.$8 million settlement
California State Automobile Association$8 million settlement
Allied Group$8 million settlement
Farmers' Insurance Exchange$8 million settlement
Cadence$7.6 million settlement
Wells Fargo IT Workers$6.72 million settlement
Inter-Con Security Services$4 million settlement
Adecco Vacation Pay$3.1 million settlement
McCormick & Schmick's$2.1 million settlement
Premera Blue Cross Overtime Pay$1.45 million settlement
Martin, et al. v. Bohemian ClubClass Action Complaint; Joint Stipulation of Settlement
Best Buy DiscriminationChanges in personnel policies

Environmental Litigation

Lieff Cabraser possesses the expertise and financial resources to thoroughly investigate environmental cases and hold the defendants accountable. We have successfully prosecuted cases against many of the world’s most powerful corporations, obtaining compensation for businesses, families, and property owners harmed by toxic environmental exposures.

CaseIssue
BP Gulf Oil SpillMulti-state environmental disaster
Porter Ranch Natural Gas LeakUncontrolled gas leak
Santa Barbara Oil SpillPipeline rupture
CaseResult
Tennessee TVA Coal Ash Spill$27.8 million settlement
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill$1.5 billion in awards and other payments
DuPont Imprelis HerbicideNearly $400 million in claims paid
GCC Richmond Works Toxic Discharge$180 million settlement
Unocal Refinery Toxic Discharge$80 million settlement
Louisiana Crawfish$45 million settlement
Sacramento River Toxic Spill$16 million settlement
Kentucky Coal SludgeSettled claims for 400 property owners
Toms River Cancer IncidentsConfidential settlements

False Claims Act – Whistleblower Cases

Lieff Cabraser represents whistleblowers who uncover fraud on the government in a wide range of Qui Tam / False Claims Act cases, including medicare and healthcare frauddefense contractor fraudsecurities and financial fraud, insurance fraud, and many other false claims. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and pursue them all the way through trial.

CaseIssue
CephalonAlleged off-label marketing
State StreetFraud involving currency exchange transactions
Unnecessary Surgery (Heart Stent Defibrillators)Fraud in Medicare and Medicaid
CaseResult
University of Phoenix$78.5 million settlement
Office Depot Government Pricing$77.5 million settlement
Sutter Anesthesia Billing$46 million settlement
ATK$37 million settlement
Avaya, Lucent & AT&T$21.75 million settlement

Personal Injury & Mass Tort

Lieff Cabraser has played a leading role in many of the largest, most important personal injury law and wrongful death lawsuits in the U.S. These cases have involved negligent conduct as well as a vast range of defective products — from dangerous prescription drugs and faulty medical devices to unsafe vehicles and consumer products. In many cases, we assisted our clients in persuading the corporate defendants to issue recalls or improve their safety procedures for the protection of all consumers and patients.

Personal Injury and Mass Tort Practice Areas

Securities & Financial Fraud

Lieff Cabraser represents investors across America in class, direct (opt-out), derivative, and other actions. Our clients are public pension funds, union funds, and non-public institutional investors including mutual funds, as well as high net-worth and individual investors. Lieff Cabraser securities attorneys have tried two federal securities class actions to jury verdicts, prevailing in both, including a $170 million verdict. Working with co-counsel, we have achieved verdicts, judgments, and settlements in excess of $2.1 billion for our clients in securities and investor fraud cases.

Driven by a strong sense of social responsibility, our attorneys uphold the highest standards of professional behavior. In each case we litigate, we seek to obtain the maximum recovery under the law for our clients and to promote greater corporate responsibility and enhance the integrity of the marketplace for all investors.

CaseResult
First Capital HoldingsSettlement valued at $1 billion
Bank of New York Mellon Corp.$335 million class settlement
Wells Fargo & Co. Shareholder Derivative Litigation$240 million settlement
State Street$300 million settlement
BroadcomSettlements valued at $197.5 million
Scorpion Technologies$170 million jury verdict
McKesson HBOC$145 million settlement
Informix/Illustra$136 million settlement
Diamond FoodsSettlement valued at $127.3 million
Bank of New York Mellon ADRs$72.5 million settlement
AXA Rosenberg$65 million settlement
Tyco International$54 million settlement
Princeton Notes$50 million settlement
Peregrine$45 million settlement
Cablevision$34.4 million settlement
FPI/Agretech$32 million settlement
California Micro Devices$31 million settlement
Media Vision$31 million settlement
Network Associates$30 million settlement
FundAmerica$13 million settlement
Brooks Automation$7.75 million settlement
PetrobrasConfidential settlement
American International GroupConfidential settlement
Celera CorporationConfidential settlement
AOL Time WarnerClients recovered 50 times what they would have received in a class case
Bank of America Merrill Lynch MergerConfidential settlements
Alex.Brown SecuritiesConfidential settlement
Qwest CommunicationsClients in these direct actions recovered 13 times more than the recovery they would have otherwise received in class litigation
National CenturySettlements valued at over 70% of client's $89 million in losses

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