6th Annual Law Rocks Featuring Lieff Cabraser’s R23s is Fast Approaching

6th Annual Law Rocks Featuring Lieff Cabraser's R23s is Fast Approaching

Law Rocks Global’s Sixth Annual Law Rocks San Francisco event is coming up on April 19, 2018. The event will take place at The Chapel in San Francisco and features seven legal professional bands in a “Battle of the Bands” benefit for local nonprofits. Lieff Cabraser’s band, The R-23s, will be performing at the concert in support of Ms. JD, a nonprofit whose mission is to increase the representation of women in the legal profession. [Read more…]

Sedona Conference Announces Publication of the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34(b)(2) Primer: Practice Pointers for Responding to Discovery Requests

Sedona Conference Announces Publication of the Rule 34(b)(2) Primer on Responding to Discovery Requests

The Sedona Conference and its Working Group on Electronic Document Retention & Production (WG1) have announced the publication of The Sedona Conference Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34(b)(2) Primer: Practice Pointers for Responding to Discovery Requests. Led by the Co-Editor-in-Chief efforts of Martin T. Tully and Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin, the Primer is the result of several months of review and analysis by a diverse team of Working Group 1 members. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser’s R-23s Perform at Sixth Annual Law Rocks San Francisco

Lieff Cabraser’s R-23s Perform at Sixth Annual Law Rocks San Francisco

Law Rocks Global presents the Sixth Annual Law Rocks San Francisco event on April 19, 2018 at The Chapel in San Francisco, featuring seven bands composed of legal professionals in a “Battle of the Bands” benefit for local nonprofits. Lieff Cabraser’s band, The R-23s, will be one of the bands performing at the concert in support of the nonprofit Ms. JD, whose mission is to increase the representation of women in the legal profession. [Read more…]

Yurok Tribe Files Federal RICO Case Against Titans of Pharmaceutical Industry

Opioids Lawsuits

Court case aims to stem opioid epidemic on rural reservation, the United States

The Yurok Tribe filed in federal court a RICO case against the pharmaceutical giants that are alleged to be responsible for the surging opioid epidemic in the United States and on the Yurok Reservation. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Delivers Keynote Address “Mind the Pay Gap” at neXXt Generation International Women’s Day Event

Kelly Dermody Delivers Keynote Address at neXXt Generation International Women's Day Event

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will be delivering the keynote address tonight at the neXXt Generation International Women’s Day event at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The event runs from 6:00-8:30 p.m. and presents “a conversation about how we unlock opportunities to help our next generation of women leaders advance and flourish.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Announces Filing of Lawsuit on Behalf of Rutherford County, Tennessee Against Prescription Opioid Manufacturers

Lieff Cabraser Files Opioid Harm Lawsuit

Lawsuit Seeks to Recover Taxpayer Monies Spent Combating the Opioid Epidemic Ravaging the Rutherford County Community; Rutherford Joins Other Tennessee Counties and Cities Seeking Justice in Rising Tide of Opiate Plague

Mark Chalos, Managing Partner of the Nashville office of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announces that Rutherford County has filed a lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors to recover taxpayer money spent to combat the opioid epidemic wreaking havoc on the Rutherford County community. The complaint, filed in federal court in Tennessee, alleges that the named opiate drug manufacturers and distributors and their agents deliberately and repeatedly violated federal and state law by widely and falsely promoting highly addictive opioids as safe and necessary, all the while concealing the true risks of the drugs. [Read more…]

Berkeley Law Launches Path-Breaking Consumer Law Center

Elizabeth Cabraser

Major Gift Launches New Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice

Berkeley Law is launching a new center that aims to make the school a national and global leader in the study, research, and practice of consumer law. Established by a founding gift from renowned litigator and Berkeley Law alumna Elizabeth Cabraser, the Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice is the first of its kind among top-tier law schools. [Read more…]

56 Cities and Counties Ask 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to Affirm District Court’s Nationwide Injunction Against Trump Administration’s Executive Order Threatening Withdrawal of Funds from “Sanctuary” Jurisdictions

Sanctuary Cities Fight

Fifty-six cities and counties across the country have filed an amicus brief asking a federal appeals court to uphold the U.S. District Court’s late 2017 nationwide injunction against the Trump Administration’s Executive Order that threatened local governments with “defunding” if they failed to cooperate with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the administration’s satisfaction. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Human Rights Campaign and Others in Support of Union Fees

Labor Unions

“The little-known story of how unions help secure equal treatment for LGBT workers”

On January 18, 2018, Lieff Cabraser filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign, the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and PFLAG in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31 et al. in the United States Supreme Court in support of the ability of public-sector unions to continue to collect “fair-share fees” from government employees as approved in the 1977 Abood case. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Lawyers Pitch In On ‘Time’s Up,’ New Legal Initiative Created To Combat Sexual Harassment

New Legal Defense Fund Created To Combat Sexual Harassment

300 prominent actresses, female agents, writers, directors, producers, and entertainment executives have joined forces to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond in blue-collar workplaces across the nation. The new initiative, called Time’s Up, includes funding for legal representation which will be coordinated and administered by the National Women’s Law Center’s Legal Network for Gender Equity. Lawyers interested in joining the NWLC’s Gender Equity effort can sign up here. Lieff Cabraser attorneys Kelly Dermody, Rachel Geman, Anne Shaver, Michelle Lamy, and Tiseme Zegeye have all joined the project in a concerted effort to combat sexual harassment, discrimination, and abuse in the workplace. [Read more…]