Claims Period Opens in USC Tyndall Sex Abuse Gender Violence Case

On July 12, 2019, formal notice was sent to over 150,000 women identified as possible victims of the sexual predation and misconduct of USC gynecologist George Tyndall over the last several decades. Notice is being transmitted by email, direct mail, and social media, and the official settlement website for the case is now live at https://www.usctyndallsettlement.com.

2019-07-12T10:51:22+00:00July 12th, 2019|Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse|

Hotchkiss School Sexual Abuse Lawsuit to Go Forward After Court Ruling

As reported by Law.com, U.S. District Judge Victor Bolden (D. Conn.) has ruled that a former student’s lawsuit against the prestigious Hotchkiss School in Connecticut alleging sexual abuse by Roy Smith, a teacher at the school in the 1990s, may move forward. Though the judge dismissed a count of intentional infliction of emotional distress against

2019-07-09T10:56:14+00:00July 9th, 2019|Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse|

Lieff Cabraser Partner Lexi J. Hazam Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in California Woolsey Fire Cases

On June 21, 2019, Judge William F. Highberger of the Superior Court of California issued a Case Management Order naming Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Personal Injury practice group Lexi J. Hazam as Co-Lead Counsel for Individual Plaintiffs in the coordinated Woolsey Fire Cases relating to the devastating

2019-06-24T09:06:49+00:00June 24th, 2019|Fires & Burn Injuries, Personal Injury|

Complaint Seeking Medical Monitoring, Economic Reimbursement, and Damages for Personal Injuries Filed in Valsartan Products Liability MDL

On June 17, 2019, Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel filed a Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint in the consumer fraud litigation against Teva, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Solco Healthcare based on reports that huge amounts of the hypertension drug Valsartan, the generic equivalent of the hypertension drug Diovan, were contaminated with a carcinogen called NDMA. This contamination

2019-06-18T11:16:33+00:00June 18th, 2019|Consumer Fraud, Personal Injury|

Judge in USC Tyndall Sex Abuse Gender Violence Case Issues Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Renewed Motion for Preliminary Settlement Approval

On June 13, 2019, Judge Steven V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued an order granting Plaintiffs’ renewed motion for preliminary approval of the class action settlement of the gender violence and sexual abuse litigation against Dr. George Tyndall and the University of Southern California. The settlement will

2019-06-13T12:27:35+00:00June 13th, 2019|Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse|

Sarah London Addresses Challenges to Pacific Fertility Clinic Egg and Embryo Failures Lawsuit

On Wednesday June 5, 2019, Prelude Fertility Inc., the parent company of San Francisco-based Pacific Fertility Center, asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley to dismiss the proposed class action lawsuit accusing Pacific Fertility of negligently allowing patients’ stored eggs and embryos to be destroyed in a cryogenic tank failure. The defendants seek dismissal of

2019-06-06T14:27:18+00:00June 6th, 2019|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

Mark Chalos Talks to News4 Nashville About “Shocking” Provisions in Scooter Agreements

Lieff Cabraser Nashville office Managing Partner Mark Chalos spoke at length with News4 Nashville to reveal “shocking” provisions and lapses in scooter app use agreements. After extensive research into potential lawsuits against the scooter industry showed that smartphone app scooter rental companies like Lime, Bird, and Lyft believe they have no accountability for user accidents

2019-05-30T08:20:16+00:00May 30th, 2019|Consumer Fraud, Personal Injury|

Kenny Byrd to Serve in Leadership Role on Early Vetting Committee in 3M Combat Arms Earplug Defects Hearing Damage Litigation

On May 22, 2019, Judge M. Casey Rodgers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued an order naming Lieff Cabraser partner Kenny S. Byrd to the Early Vetting Committee in the nationwide product defect lawsuit against 3M relating to allegations that for over a decade, 3M provided defective earplugs to

2019-05-24T10:34:45+00:00May 24th, 2019|Firm News, Personal Injury|

Cal Fire Determines 2018 Camp Fire Was Caused by PG&E Electrical Lines

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has issued a news release stating that “a very meticulous and thorough investigation” has determined that the November 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County “was caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) located in the Pulga area.” The

2019-05-15T14:01:51+00:00May 15th, 2019|Fires & Burn Injuries, Personal Injury|