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

Nashville

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…]

Lieff Cabraser donates goods to Youth Villages of Middle Tennessee

Lieff Cabraser donates goods to Youth Villages of Middle Tennessee

Lieff Cabraser is proud to announce that it has organized an office building-wide drive to collect much-needed household goods for children in need at Youth Villages of Middle Tennessee. The successful drive resulted in the donation of several truckloads of goods including household items, clothing, books, and games. Youth Villages is a national organization that provides support for children and young people who face difficulty in emotional, mental, and behavioral areas. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser’s Evan Ballan Wins Pro Bono Victory for Elderly San Francisco Widow

Lieff Cabraser's Evan Ballan Wins Pro Bono Victory for Elderly SF Widow

We are proud to report that Lieff Cabraser associate Evan Ballan has won a pro bono victory in San Francisco Superior Court for an elderly San Francisco widow in a debt collection lawsuit wherein she was sued by a collections clearinghouse that had purchased her credit card debt. Thanks to Evan’s fierce advocacy, the client not only avoided trial, but received an early “Christmas Miracle” of seeing the entire lawsuit dismissed by the court with prejudice. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Summer Associates Team up With SF Bar Justice and Diversity Center to Provide Free Legal Help in the Community

Lieff Cabraser Summer Associates Team up With SF Bar Justice and Diversity Center to Provide Free Legal Help in the Community

Every year Lieff Cabraser lawyers participate in a summer associate pro bono project organized through the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center. This year, under the supervision of Lieff Cabraser attorneys Phong Nguyen and Michael Levin-Gesundheit, Lieff Cabraser summer associates Hope Brinn and Nick Lee developed the factual and legal record to help a local man secure the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits that he deserved and had previously been denied. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Attorney Leah Nutting Secures Asylum for Persecuted Brazilian Refugee

Lieff Cabraser Attorney Leah Nutting Secures Asylum for Persecuted Brazilian Refugee

Abused by his family and subjected to electroshock and forced gay conversion therapy, pro bono client sought asylum in the U.S.

We are proud to announce that we received notice late last week that the firm’s pro bono client, John Doe, was granted asylum in the U.S. in the wake of years of torment and abuse. The client, a gay man from Brazil, was subjected by his family to gay conversion therapy and electroconvulsive treatments throughout his childhood in an attempt to “cure” his homosexuality. On account of his sexual orientation, he was also physically abused by family members and attacked by members of his community. After coming to the U.S., he was unable to return to Brazil out of fear for his life. [Read more…]

7th Annual Law Rocks Featuring Lieff Cabraser’s R23s is Fast Approaching

7th Annual Law Rocks

Law Rocks Global Seventh Annual Law Rocks San Francisco rock and roll extravaganza is coming up on April 25, 2019. The event will take place at The Chapel in San Francisco and features seven bands composed of local legal professionals in a “Battle of the Bands” benefit for area nonprofits. Lieff Cabraser’s band, The R-23s, will be one of the bands performing at the concert, participating in support of the nonprofit The Arc of the East Bay, whose mission is to provide advocacy, support, and education to individuals and families living in East Bay communities who are affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. [Read more…]

Humane Society Announces Conclusion of Reconciliation Process Aimed at Improving its Workplace Culture

Humane Society Announces Conclusion of Critical Reconciliation Process

Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody Commends the Society’s Efforts, Applauds the ‘Courageous Women Who Came Forward’ to Initiate the Transformation – “A tremendous day for HSUS and for the future of the animal welfare movement.”

On October 1, 2018, the Humane Society of the United States announced a Reconciliation Process to improve the organization for the benefit of all HSUS employees and volunteers. On March 12, 2019, the Co-Chairs of the HSUS Board of Directors issued a message to the organization regarding the conclusion of that Reconciliation Process. [Read more…]

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

Seventh Annual Law Rocks San Francisco

Law Rocks Global presents its Seventh Annual Law Rocks San Francisco rock and roll extravaganza on April 25, 2019 at The Chapel in San Francisco, featuring seven bands composed of local legal professionals in a “Battle of the Bands” benefit for area nonprofits. Lieff Cabraser’s band, The R-23s, will be one of the bands performing at the concert, participating in support of the nonprofit The Arc of the East Bay, whose mission is to provide advocacy, support, and education to individuals and families living in East Bay communities who are affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Rock Stars Volunteer at SF-Marin Food Bank for 2018 Food From the Bar Drive

Lieff Cabraser Rock Stars Volunteer at SF-Marin Food Bank for 2018 Food From the Bar Drive

Lieff Cabraser staff donated their time and effort to volunteer at the SF-Marin Food Bank as part of Lieff Cabraser’s 2018 commitment to Food From The Bar. A huge thanks to team members Corrie Anderson, Diamond Lewis, Xiang Li, Tannah Hess, Mary Laing, Leah Nutting, Rebecca Krause, Cayla Gordon and Cameron Miller for making LCHB’s Food From The Bar Volunteer Day a success. Volunteers worked to sort and package food for soup kitchens and neighborhood pantries served by the Food Bank, and had a great time doing it. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Sponsors 25th Anniversary Dinner of Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Lieff Cabraser Sponsors 25th Anniversary Dinner of Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Last Friday’s deadly school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas was the 22nd school shooting in the United States since the start of 2018. The gun violence crisis in the U.S. impacts every community across the country. Each year, 125,000 Americans are shot – leaving us with over one million casualties dealing with gun violence from the last decade alone. Something must be done to change these statistics. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Authors Amicus Brief to Help Eliminate LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace

Lieff Cabraser Authors Amicus Brief to Help Eliminate LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace

A coalition of six organizations filed an amicus brief in support of the respondents in the case of Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 to work to help eliminate discrimination against LGBT individuals in the workplace. This brief marks the first time that LGBT rights groups have joined together in a non-marriage case at the Supreme Court as amici curiae. [Read more…]

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…]