Lieff Cabraser Named Co-Lead Counsel in Knorr-Wabtec “No-Poach” Employee Antitrust MDL

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U.S. District Court Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the Western District of Pennsylvania has appointed Lieff Cabraser to act as Co-Lead Counsel for plaintiffs alongside Philadelphia law firm Fine, Kaplan and Black in the aggregate “no-poach” employee antitrust litigation against rail equipment companies Knorr-Bremse and Wabtac Railway Electronics. Four groups competed for selection as lead counsel for the plaintiffs, with Lieff Cabraser standing out because of our prior experience and success in no-poach cases, including our firm’s proven ability to combine employment and antitrust lawyers to bring a unique concentration of legal acumen and multidimensional approaches to the case. [Read more…]

Knorr Wabtec Faces Wave of Class Action No-Poach Antitrust Employment Lawsuits

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As reported by Bloomberg Law, rail equipment companies Knorr-Bremse and Wabtec Railway Electronics are fighting a new rush of class action antitrust lawsuits in the employment realm after having settled allegations from the U.S. Department of Justice that they agreed not to hire each other’s employees in violation of the law. The lawsuits, which seek monetary damages as well as the cessation of any illegal practices, were originally filed in multiple districts and then consolidated into a single multidistrict case. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey to Speak on Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market at Harvard Law School

Dean Harvey to Speak on Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market at Harvard Law School

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the “Unrigging the Market: Convening to Restore Competitive Labor Markets” program, taking place at Harvard Law School on June 13, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm ET. He will be participating in the panel titled “Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market.” [Read more…]

Dean Harvey to Speak at 19th Annual American Antitrust Institute Conference, “Antitrust at a Crossroads”

Dean Harvey to Speak at 19th Annual American Antitrust Institute Conference

On June 21, 2018, Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will participate as a panelist at the 19th annual American Antitrust Institute conference, “Antitrust at a Crossroads – Plotting the Course for the Next Decade” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Dean will speak on “Antitrust and Workers — Agreements, Mergers, and Monopsony,” exploring applications of the antitrust laws to prohibit the exercise of buyer power that harms competition and suppresses wages and salaries. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser and Elliot Morgan Parsonage Announce Class Certification in Duke/UNC “No-Hire” Agreement Lawsuit

Duke 'No-Hire' Case

February 1, 2018, GREENSBORO–(BUSINESSWIRE)–The law firms of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and Elliot Morgan Parsonage, P.A., announce that U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles has certified a faculty class in an antitrust class action lawsuit against Duke University and Duke University Health System over an alleged agreement between Duke and the University of North Carolina not to hire each other’s medical faculty.

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Dean Harvey and Lin Chan Featured at BASF Antitrust for HR Seminar

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Featured at BASF Antitrust for HR Seminar

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Lin Y. Chan and Dean M. Harvey spoke at the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Antitrust for HR: No-Poach and Wage Fixing Agreements seminar on January 16, 2018. Ms. Chan moderated the panel, and Mr. Harvey participated in the discussion. [Read more…]

UNC and Lieff Cabraser Announce Partial Settlement of “No-Hire” Employee Antitrust Class Action

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Health Care, and Lieff Cabraser jointly announce that U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles has granted preliminary approval to the partial settlement of an antitrust class action lawsuit against Duke University, UNC, and other related parties over an alleged agreement between and among the defendants not to compete for certain of each other’s employees (a “No-Hire” Agreement). [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Cipro Team Recognized as Honorees for AAI 2017 Antitrust Enforcement Awards

Lieff Cabraser Cipro Team Recognized as Honoree for AAI 2017 Antitrust Enforcement Awards

The American Antitrust Institute has announced its selection of leading practioners and economists to be recognized as honorees for the 2017 Antitrust Enforcement Awards. Lieff Cabraser shared the AAI’s award for Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement, and partner Lin Chan won the Institute’s prestigious solo award for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey in the Durham News Observer on the Duke/UNC No-Hire Lawsuit

Duke/UNC No-Hire Agreement Lawsuit

Lieff Cabraser represents Duke University School of Medicine instructor Danielle M. Seaman, M.D., in a class action lawsuit against Duke, UNC Med School, and other entities charging that the defendants entered into an express, secret agreement not to hire certain medical facility faculty and staff that they each employed, reducing or eliminating competition for skilled medical labor. The parties recently announced a preliminary settlement with UNC Med School, leaving the action to continue with respect to Duke University School of Medicine. [Read more…]