Black Football Players Accuse NFL of Racial Bias in Concussion Injury Payouts

As reported by the NY Times, retired National Football League players Najeh Davenport and Kevin Henry have filed legal actions against the NFL for allegedly discriminating against black players who filed dementia-related claims dating back to 2013. Davenport and Henry asked the court to stop the NFL from evaluating players using race-based benchmarks, and to

2020-08-25T12:06:35+00:00August 25th, 2020|Personal Injury|

U.S. Lawmakers Urge FDA to Clear E-cigarettes From Market For Duration of Coronavirus Crisis

As reported by CNN, lawmakers have urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to temporarily clear the market of all e-cigarettes for the length of the coronavirus crisis. In a letter, lawmakers highlighted emerging research suggesting that vape use may be tied to an increased risk of acquiring Covid-19 as well as heightened or intensified symptoms.

2020-08-11T11:56:07+00:00August 11th, 2020|Personal Injury|

New York Extends Child Victims Act ‘Look-Back’ Window for Reporting Sexual Abuse for One Full Year

Extension applies to all NY sexual abuse cases including the more than 200 child sexual abuse lawsuits filed against Rockefeller University Hospital and Dr. Reginald Archibald As reported by Law.com (subscription), on Monday, August 3, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an extension of the historic Child Victims Act that gives survivors of childhood sexual abuse

2020-08-03T13:28:52+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse|

Belviq (Lorcaserin) Appetite Suppressant – Patients Report Dangerous and Disturbing Drug Injuries

Patients across the U.S. have been reporting hidden and dangerous side effects in the 2012-era Japanese appetite suppressant Belviq (Lorcaserin). As obesity remains a public health crisis in the U.S., many Americans struggle daily in an effort to lose weight. From 2012 onward, Belviq was introduced in the United States promising meaningful weight loss, and

2020-07-31T13:12:22+00:00July 31st, 2020|Personal Injury, Prescription Drug Injuries|

2015, 2017, 2018 Northern California Fire Victims Trust Now Fully Funded – July 1st, 2020

The PG&E Fire Victim Trust announced today that it has been funded effective today. The Trust received the Fire Victim Trust settlement proceeds from PG&E which includes 476,995,175 shares of PG&E Common Stock and the first installment of cash funding of $5.385 billion ($5.4 billion reduced by previous court-ordered advances of $15 million) in accordance

2020-07-01T14:50:24+00:00July 1st, 2020|Fires & Burn Injuries, Personal Injury|

Lieff Cabraser & Co-Counsel File First Class Action Covid-19 Injury Lawsuit Against Holland America Line and Carnival Corporation

First class action brought on behalf of MS Zaandam cruise ship passengers is latest in a series of similar negligence and breach of contract lawsuits filed by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel relating to Coronavirus-related infection and deaths The law firms Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC and Barrett Johnston Martin &

2020-06-24T14:32:10+00:00June 24th, 2020|Personal Injury|

Missouri Judge Upholds $2 Billion In Damages Against Johnson & Johnson in Talc Class Action Lawsuit

As reported by The New York Times, an appellate court in Missouri has upheld over $2 billion in damages against health-products giant Johnson & Johnson, finding that the company was aware of asbestos contamination in its talc for at least 50 years but did not warn consumers. The judge did reduce the verdict from $4.7

2020-06-24T08:37:10+00:00June 24th, 2020|Personal Injury|

Northern California Wildfire Lawsuits Update: Bankruptcy Court Approves PG&E Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan

A U.S. bankruptcy judge has approved Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s $59 billion reorganization plan, resolving a turbulent bankruptcy that started when the nation’s largest utility sparked a series of wildfires that killed more than 100 people, leveled entire California communities, and led it to plead guilty to over 80 separate counts of involuntary manslaughter.

2020-06-22T12:17:03+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Fires & Burn Injuries, Personal Injury|

FOX40 News Talks to Mark Chalos About Lieff Cabraser’s Lawsuit Against Carnival & Princess Cruise Lines for Negligent Mishandling of COVID-19 Virus Outbreak on Cruise Ships

As alleged in a new lawsuit filed by Lieff Cabraser on behalf of over 2,800 passengers who traveled onboard Carnival & Princess Cruise Lines Grand Princess cruise from San Francisco to Mexico in February 2020, Carnival and Princess knowingly allowed potentially infected individuals on the Mexico cruise to share confined space with other passengers, casually and

2020-06-12T12:29:11+00:00June 12th, 2020|Personal Injury|