Law360 Profiles “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” Jonathan Selbin

Law360 Profiles “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” Jonathan Selbin

Law360 has published an in-depth profile on Lieff Cabraser partner Jonathan D. Selbinnamed a 2020 “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar.” The award recognizes lawyers who “not only excel in the courtroom in large-scale litigation, but also take on leadership roles at their firms.” [Read more…]

Berkeley Law and Legal Aid at Work Launch 2020 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer (Remote) Speaker Series: “Employment Law in the COVID Era”

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As part of their 2020 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer (Remote) Speaker Series, Berkeley Law and local Bay Area nonprofit Legal Aid at Work will present “Being a Lawyer in Pandemic Times: Perspectives From the Field – Employment Law in the COVID Era,” a webinar featuring Lieff Cabraser partner Yaman Salahi, Staff Attorney DeCarol Davis from the Legal Aid at Work Workers’ Rights Clinic, and Lindsay Nako, Director of Litigation and Training at the Impact Fund. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:15 PST. The annual lecture series, named in honor of Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser, strives to present a wide spectrum of topics and views affecting the current state of public interest law. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Talks To The Tennessean’s David Plazas About Fair Trials, The Law, and COVID-19 Insurance Claim Problems

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos recently spoke with The Tennessean’s Opinion Editor, David Plazas, in a wide-ranging conversation about law, society, and the impact of COVID-19 on the American justice system. Topics included how the pandemic is affecting the courts’ ability to carry out fair trials, and how the denial of coronavirus business interruption insurance claims is affecting  small businesses across the U.S. [Read more…]

Jonathan Selbin Named a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” by Law360

Jonathan Selbin Named a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” by Law360

Lieff Cabraser partner Jonathan D. Selbin has been selected by Law360 as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” for 2020. The publication named 10 plaintiffs’ attorneys who have “won landmark victories in high-profile class-action lawsuits on behalf of clients across the country,” a list that includes Jonathan, who achieved a multi-year string of success in cases for improper phone and text harassment of consumers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, leading to settlements totaling nearly $370 million in 17 separate cases. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey Speaks on the Challenges of Navigating No-Poach Agreements at 68th Annual ABA Antitrust Law Section Virtual Spring Meeting

Dean Harvey Speaks on the Challenges of Navigating No-Poach Agreements at 68th Annual ABA Antitrust Law Section Virtual Spring Meeting

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey recently participated in panel discussion on “No-Poach: Assessing Risk in Uncertain Seas” as a part of the American Bar Association’s 68th Annual Antirust Law Section Virtual Spring Meeting. The panel was presented by the Cartel & Criminal Practice and Trial Practice Committees and will be turned into a podcast along with other presented materials available for viewing later this month. [Read more…]

Mary Alexander and Lieff Cabraser Announce Federal Class Action Injury Lawsuit Against Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines Over COVID-19 Outbreak on California to Hawaii Cruise

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Lawsuit filed in Northern District of California alleges negligent and grossly negligent exposure of over 2,000 cruise ship passengers to novel Coronavirus

San Francisco–(BUSINESSWIRE)– Passengers who were aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship have filed a class action injury lawsuit today in San Francisco Federal Court alleging they were exposed to the Coronavirus as a result of gross negligence by the companies that own and operate the ship. The law firms of Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP represent passengers of the Grand Princess cruise that departed San Francisco for Hawaii on February 21, 2020. The lawsuit is against Carnival, Princess Cruise Lines, and Fairline Shipping International Ltd. (the vessel’s owner). [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser in Trial Magazine on Meaningful Settlements that Bring Justice for Clients and Society

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The American Association for Justice’s April 2020 issue of Trial magazine “Finding Your Way” includes a new article featuring commentary from Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser, wherein she discusses meaningful settlements she’s  been involved in and gives advice to lawyers on negotiating terms in settlements that bring justice for both clients and society. The piece also includes material from David Sugerman and Paul Bland, other plaintiff’s attorneys who, like Cabraser, focus much of their efforts on protecting the rights of consumers. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser Talks To Law.com About How Plaintiffs’ Firms Are Functioning During COVID-19

Elizabeth Cabraser Talks To Law.com About How Plaintiffs’ Firms Are Functioning During COVID-19

Law.com has published a profile on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the way premier plaintiff law firms are conducting business in this week’s Critical Mass briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys. The profile features interviews with several prominent plaintiffs’ lawyers on working through isolation. The publication notes that while so-called “Big Law” defense firms have scrambled, struggling to effectuate remote work, many plaintiffs’ firms, particularly those which had previously embraced cutting-edge technological innovations, have transitioned to a fully remote working status almost seamlessly. [Read more…]

Seven Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers

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Lawdragon legal magazine has published its annual listing of the 500 “Leading Lawyers in America,”  a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. CabraserKelly M. DermodyEric B. Fastiff, Steven E. Fineman, Wendy R. Fleishman, Annika K. Martin, and Robert J. Nelson. Lawdragon also selected Lieff Cabraser founding partner Richard Heimann to be inducted into its 2020 Lawdragon 500 Hall of Fame. [Read more…]

California Supreme Court Denies Review of Plaintiff’s Appellate Victory in Laguna Seca Raceway Gross Negligence Case

California Supreme Court Denies Review of Plaintiff’s Appellate Victory in Laguna Seca Raceway Gross Negligence Case

Court of Appeal’s reversal of trial court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of two defendants in Kim v. County of Monterey will serve as new benchmark for courts wrestling with the distinction between ordinary and gross negligence

­­­The California Supreme Court has denied a petition for review of the Court of Appeal’s published opinion reversing the trial court’s ruling in favor of two defendants in Kim v. County of Monterey (Sixth District Court of Appeal, no. H045577; Monterey Superior Court, no. 16-cv-1236). Lieff Cabraser’s client suffered serious injuries when he collided with sandbags placed immediately adjacent to the pavement of the world-renowned Laguna Seca racetrack at an amateur motorcycle event. Reversing the trial court, the Court of Appeal concluded that where, as here, there are disputed questions of fact about whether the defendants (a) increased the inherent risk of an activity and (b) breached their duty by severely departing from an industry standard, those questions must be resolved by a jury, not a court on summary judgment. The opinion provides additional clarity on what the court described as the “not well developed” question of “where to draw the line between ordinary and gross negligence as a legal matter.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Named “California Plaintiff Firm of the Year” at 2020 Benchmark Litigation Awards Ceremony

Lieff Cabraser Named “California Plaintiff Firm of the Year” at 2020 Benchmark Litigation Awards Ceremony

Firm also receives “Impact Litigation” awards for Fiat/Chrysler EcoDiesel fraud and Plains All American Oil Spill cases

Benchmark Litigation, the self-described “definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” held its ninth annual U.S. West Coast awards ceremony on Friday March 5th, at the St. Regis hotel in San Francisco, where it honored recipients with its 2020 litigation awards. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser and Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Establish Fund to Benefit Tornado Victims Across Tennessee

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Nashville, Tenn. – National plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) announce the creation of the “Trial Lawyers’ Community Relief Fund” through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to provide assistance to victims of the March 3, 2020 tornadoes across Tennessee. The fund allows attorneys and others in Tennessee and nationwide to contribute donations to relief efforts in Tennessee following the recent devastating tornadoes. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Talks to Education Week About the Role School Districts Will Play in Fraud and Injury Litigation Against JUUL

Mark Chalos Talks to Education Week About the Role School Districts Will Play in Fraud and Injury Litigation Against JUUL

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos spoke recently with Education Week for the article “School Districts Are Suing JUUL Over Youth Vaping. Do They Stand a Chance?” on the role districts will play in the huge wave of litigation against e-cigarette manufacturer, Juul. For their part, school districts seek to recover the costs of smoking prevention programs, counseling, and treatment for addicted students – the same students JUUL allegedly targeted with their fraudulent and predatory vaping ad campaigns. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser, Paulina do Amaral, and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty in Upcoming March 2020 Duke University Mass Tort MDL Certificate Program

Elizabeth Cabraser, Paulina do Amaral, and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty in March 2020 Duke University Mass Tort MDL Certificate Program

The Duke Law School Bolch Judicial Institute is holding its intensive 3-day mass-tort MDL instructional program beginning, Wednesday, March 11-13, 2020. Faculty will include two Duke Law professors, six experienced MDL judges, and 25 lawyers who have either served as preeminent mass-tort lead counsel or chaired specific-task MDL committees. The program is designed for both plaintiff and defense lawyers looking to transition into the tort and consumer mass-tort field who would like to enhance their ability to compete for MDL committee appointments, and for those more experienced attorneys focused on refining their skills in the field. [Read more…]

Judge in USC Tyndall Sex Abuse Gender Violence Case Grants Final Approval to Landmark $215M Settlement for Ex-Gynecologist’s Student Patients

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As reported by Law360 (subscription), on February 26, 2020, Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued an order granting final approval to the $215 million settlement between USC and a class of thousands of women who claim they were sexually abused by university doctor George Tyndall between 1989 and 2016. [Read more…]

Michelle Lamy To Be a Featured Panelist at Upcoming Stanford Law School “Women in Plaintiffs’ Law” Event

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Lieff Cabraser attorney Michelle Lamy will be participating in a panel discussion this Wednesday, February 26th, from 12:45-2:00 p.m. at Stanford Law School focusing on “Women in Plaintiffs’ Law.” The event will feature women who practice plaintiffs’ law and work at a variety of private and public interest firms around the Bay Area who will speak about their experiences as plaintiffs’ attorneys. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Partners Sarah London and Robert Nelson to Speak at 2020 Consumer Attorneys of California Seminar in Sonoma

Lieff Cabraser Partners Sarah London and Robert Nelson to Speak at 2020 Consumer Attorneys of California Seminar in Sonoma

Lieff Cabraser partners Sarah R. London and Robert J. Nelson will be speaking at the 2020 Consumer Attorneys of California Sonoma Travel Seminar on Friday March 13th, 2020. Sarah will be featured on the panel “Trial Skills Quick Hits,” where she will speak on the multidistrict Juul injury and marketing fraud litigation, and Robert will be featured on the panel, “Arbitration – Strategies for Keeping Yourself Out and Winning If You’re Stuck In It,” where he will discuss “Avoiding Arbitration in the Class Action Setting.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Partner Jonathan Selbin Profiled in Modern Counsel

Lieff Cabraser Partner Jonathan Selbin Profiled in Modern Counsel

Modern Counsel has profiled Lieff Cabraser partner Jonathan D. Selbin in a piece entitled, “Jonathan Selbin Levels the Playing Field.” The profile highlights Jonathan’s long legacy of fighting for equal rights, a legacy he says was passed down from his parents who engaged heavily in civil rights work in the 1950’s and 1960’s and in Vietnam War protests in the 1960’s and 1970’s. As Jonathan explains, it was their activism that instilled in him the idea that staying neutral was tantamount to siding with the oppressors. [Read more…]