Banking Industry Files Amicus Brief On Behalf of AT&T And Comcast Challenging California Rule Blocking Arbitration

AT&T Allegedly Using Forced Arbitration to Overcharge Customers

As reported by Law360 (subscription), on March 27, 2020, two major banking associations filed an amicus brief on behalf of Comcast Corp. and AT&T Mobility LLC’s in the United States Supreme Court supporting efforts by the companies to challenge a California rule that limits corporations’ abilities to enforce arbitration agreements. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Supporting the SEC’s Ability to Seek Disgorgement of Gains from Securities Law Violations in Federal Court

U.S. Supreme Court

Lieff Cabraser today filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing for the importance of the ability of the Securities and Exchange Commission to continue to seek disgorgement of the gains from securities law violations in federal court in order to effectively deter securities fraud and promote the public policies that form the foundation of U.S. securities laws. [Read more…]

American Antitrust Institute Successfully Opposes Drug Makers’ Attempts to Enjoin New California Law Outlawing Pay-for-Delay Drug Settlements

Drug Antitrust Litigation

Lieff Cabraser serves as counsel for amicus AAI, who successfully secured denial of drug makers’ requested injunction against the new pro-competition law AB 824

Lieff Cabraser serves as counsel for amicus American Antitrust Institute, on whose behalf the firm filed a brief in opposition to drug makers’ attempts to enjoin a new California law (AB 824) which outlaws pay-for-delay drug settlements. The motion for preliminary injunction against Assembly Bill 824 was brought by the so-called “Association for Accessible Medicine.” [Read more…]

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

U.S. Supreme Court

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…]