Lieff Cabraser’s Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark Chalos, and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty at American Association for Justice Class Action December Seminar

Lieff Cabraser’s Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark Chalos, and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty at American Association for Justice Class Action December Seminar

Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark Chalos, and Annika K. Martin will speak as Featured Faculty at the American Association for Justice’s “Class Action” seminar taking place on December 5th, 2019 at The Westin New York at Times Square in New York City. Mark Chalos will lead the program as one of the two Course Advisors for the event, and all three will present on latest issues in Class Action law, including a discussion of the groundbreaking proposed opioids litigation negotiation class, class action trials, damages and class damages models, current toxic tort cases, and new class actions on the horizon. [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin to Appear as Featured Faculty at American Association for Justice Discovery Masters Class Seminar

Annika K. Martin to Appear as Featured Faulty at American Association for Justice Discovery Masters Class Seminar

Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will speak as Featured Faculty at the American Association for Justice’s “Discovery Masters Class: Overcoming Obstructive Discovery” seminar taking place from November 21-22, 2019 at the AAJ Headquarters in Washington, DC. [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin Speaks on the Use of Class Actions in Institutional Sex Assault Cases at AAJ Annual Convention

Annika K. Martin Speaks on the Use of Class Actions in Institutional Sex Assault Cases at AAJ Annual Convention

Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin spoke earlier this week at the American Association for Justice’s Annual Convention in San Diego on the use of the class action device in institutional sexual abuse and assault cases, like the USC/George Tyndall case and the Huntington Hospital abuse case. The discussion covered strategies, challenges, and recent examples of successful institutional sex assault aggregate cases that have resulted in unprecedented settlements bringing justice to thousands of assault victims. When these abuse cases arise at hospitals, colleges, and other educational institutions, the harm can impact hundreds and even thousands, or tens of thousands, of students. [Read more…]

Eight Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Lawdragon “500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers”

Eight Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Lawdragon “500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers”

Lawdragon legal magazine has published its annual listing of the “500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America,” a listing that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark Chalos, Paulina do Amaral, Steven Fineman, Rachel Geman, Lexi Hazam, Richard Heimann, and Annika K. Martin. The Guide, first published in 2007, offers Lawdragon’s take on “the best of the U.S. plaintiff bar who specialize in representing individuals who have suffered injuries from accidents, pharmaceuticals, civil rights abuse and other torts.”   [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin to Discuss Discovery Case Law Updates at 2019 Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum

Annika K. Martin to Discuss Discovery Case Law Updates at 2019 Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum

The fifth annual Complex Litigation E-Discovery forum, co-founded and produced by Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin, will be held September 19-20, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event’s second discussion group, “Discovery Case Law Update” at 10:45-11:45 on September 20th, will be led by Ms. Martin along with co-facilitators Jacksy Bilsborrow of Weitz & Luxenberg and Zachary Wool of Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix.

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Elizabeth Cabraser and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty in March 2019 Duke University Mass Tort MDL Certificate Program

EJC and AKM Serve as Faculty in Duke Mass Tort MDL Certificate Program

The Duke Law School Bolch Judicial Institute is holding an intensive 3-day mass-tort MDL instructional program from March 13-15, 2019. Faculty will include five experienced MDL judges, five preeminent mass-tort lead counsel, and 13 lawyers who have chaired specific-task MDL committees. The program is designed for plaintiff lawyers interested in getting into the tort and consumer mass-tort field or who would like to enhance their ability to compete for MDL committee appointments. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Rings in 2019 at Station Inn Celebration

Lieff Cabraser Nashville 2019

Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office brought 2019 to a great start with its annual New Year’s celebration at the Station Inn in The Gulch. Pictured above are Mark Chalos, managing partner of the firm’s Nashville office (center), Annika K. Martin, and Suzanne Keith (right), Executive Director of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. The party was covered by the Nashville Post (subscription), you can see their site for additional photos. [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin Featured in WSB-TV Atlanta Report on Mercedes-Benz Mold Lawsuits

Annika K. Martin Featured in WSB-TV Atlanta News Report on Georgia Mercedes-Benz Mold Lawsuits

In May of 2017, Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel filed the Mercedes-Benz Vehicle AC Mold class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers in federal court in Georgia against Mercedes-Benz USA over complaints that various Mercedes vehicles, dating as far back as the 1999 model year through to the present, have a serious design defect that causes the air conditioning system to accumulate mold and mildew, spewing extremely unpleasant odors throughout the vehicles any time the air system is in use. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Moderates American Association for Justice Class Action Seminar in New York City

Mark Chalos Moderates American Association for Justice Class Action Seminar in New York City

Annika K. Martin moderates judges’ panel and serves as Course Advisor for the program

On Thursday, December 6th, Lieff Cabraser Nashville office Managing Partner Mark P. Chalos served as program moderator for the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Class Action Seminar in New York City. The program covered a wealth of topics, including “Emerging Cases: Litigation Updates and Trends to Watch,” “Tackling the Class Certification Motion,” and a judge’s panel on the “Biggest Mistakes in Complex Cases.” [Read more…]

USC Tyndall Sexual Misconduct Settlement a “Step Forward” for Victims of Abuse at USC

USC Tyndall Sexual Misconduct Settlement a “Step Forward” for Victims of Abuse at USC

New op-ed piece by Cherylyn Lebon includes comments from Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin who represents women in the class lawsuit against USC

The Los Angeles Daily News has published an opinion piece praising the terms of the recently-announced federal class action settlement of the lawsuit filed against George Tyndall and the University of Southern California (USC) on behalf of hundreds of women alleging sexual misconduct by the former head gynecologist at the USC student health center. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Partners Headline Class Action Litigation Group Program at 2018 AAJ Conference

Mark Chalos, Annika K. Martin, Kenny Byrd at AAJ CALG Program

Lieff Cabraser partners Mark Chalos, Annika K. Martin, and Kenny Byrd spoke at the July 8 Class Action Litigation Group program as part of this year’s American Association for Justice annual convention. Chalos served as CALG program moderator, while Byrd presented material as part of the “Current and Future Landscape of Class Actions” panel, and Martin, who is the current co-chair of the Class Action Litigation Group, presented on the “Getting the Most Out of Your Team” panel. [Read more…]

“Shock, Dismay, and a Resolve to Hold USC and Dr. George Tyndall Accountable for Sexual Misconduct and Cover-Up” – A Post by Lawyer and USC Alum Annika K. Martin

USC and Dr. George Tyndall Sexual Abuse Cases

On a beautiful spring morning in 2004, on an outdoor stage in view of Tommy Trojan, I accepted my diploma from the University of Southern California’s law school. I was so proud to be a USC graduate that day, and for many days and years after that, as I used my law degree to fight for those who had been harmed by others. [Read more…]

AAJ Awards Annika K. Martin With Prestigious Certificate of Recognition

AAJ Awards Annika K. Martin With Prestigious Certificate of Recognition

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has named Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin as a Certificate of Recognition recipient for the year 2018. The AAJ Certificate of Recognition recognizes AAJ members who have made significant contributions through membership, education, or fundraising to sustain and strengthen the organization. [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin Speaks at ABA 12th Annual National Institute on E-Discovery

Annika K. Martin Speaks at ABA 12th Annual National Institute on E-Discovery

Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will be appearing at the American Bar Association (ABA) 12th Annual National Institute on E-Discovery on May 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Martin will speak on the panel “Careful What You Wish For: Protecting Data Security in Discovery” at 8:15am EST. [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…]

Annika K. Martin on Faculty of AAJ Effective Legal Writing Workshop, Hosted at Lieff Cabraser’s New York Office

Annika K. Martin on Faculty of AAJ Effective Legal Writing Workshop

Lieff Cabraser’s New York office will be hosting the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Effective Legal Writing Workshop, with firm partner Annika K. Martin serving as featured faculty across the event’s multiple content blocks. The workshop will be held April 12th and 13th, 2018 at Lieff Cabraser’s offices in New York City. [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin Speaks at Emory Institute for Complex Litigation 2018 Leadership Conference

Annika K. Martin Speaks at Emory Institute for Complex Litigation 2018 Leadership Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will be speaking at Emory University Law School’s Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims 2018 Leadership Conference from January 18-19, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Martin will be featured on the panel “Lawyers as Managers.” [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin Moderates Sedona Conference Social Media Primer Panel

Annika K. Martin Moderates Sedona Conference Social Media Primer Panel

Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin moderated the “Social Media Primer” at the Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Annual Meeting on November 3, 2017 at The Camby Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. The panel covered how Web 2.0 and 3.0 have introduced numerous technical changes and consequent discovery challenges. [Read more…]