David Rudolph Speaks on Privacy Class Actions at Civil Law Symposium

David Rudolph Speaks on Privacy Class Actions at Civil Law Symposium

Lieff Cabraser partner David Rudolph will be a distinguished panelist on Privacy Class Actions at the Northern District Practice Program’s 2018 Civil Law Symposium on Class Actions. The symposium will take place on September 13 at the Phillip Burton Federal Building and United States Courthouse in San Francisco, California. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Named Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in Southern California Fire & Mudslides Class Action Lawsuit

California Wildfires

On July 10, 2018, Judge Daniel Buckley of the California Superior Court issued an order naming Lieff Cabraser as Co-Lead Counsel for Individual Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit against Southern California Edison relating to losses suffered by individuals and businesses in the December 2017 wildfires in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, California, and the subsequent devastating January 2018 mudslides that affected over 6,000 homes and killed at least 20 people. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser Speaks on Class Actions at PLI’s 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

Elizabeth Cabraser Speaks on Class Actions at PLI’s 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

Lieff Cabraser partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser will be a featured panelist at the Practising Law Institute’s 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute taking place from March 26-27 in New York. She will be presenting on the panel “Class Actions and Litigation Update” on day two of the conference. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser a Featured Panelist at Columbia University’s “Posner On Class Actions” CLE Conference

Elizabeth Cabraser a Featured Panelist at Columbia University’s “Posner On Class Actions” CLE Conference

Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser will participate as a featured panelist at Columbia University’s “Posner On Class Actions” CLE conference, hosted by Lewis & Clark professor Robert Klonoff and Columbia University professor John C. Coffee Jr., on March 2 in New York. [Read more…]

California Utilities Commission Rules That Customers Will Not Pay Uninsured Costs of 2007 San Diego Fires

Northern California Wine Country Fires

The California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously ruled that the San Diego Gas & Electric Company and not its customers will have to pay $379+ million in uninsured costs relating to the 2007 fires in Witch, Guejito, and Rice that killed two people and destroyed over 1,300 homes. As reported by the Ventura County Star, “Investigators found SDG&E failed to properly maintain its equipment and trim tree branches and chaparral growing near power lines, which arced and sparked as those infernos began.” San Diego Gas and its insurers did pay over $2 billion for filed claims, but the utility had sought to get its customers to pay for all remaining costs via rate hikes and other charges. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Moderates Class Action Issues Panel at Complex Courts Symposium

Kelly Dermody Moderates Class Action Issues Panel at Complex Courts Symposium

Today, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will be co-moderating a panel on “Class Action Issues” at the Complex Courts Symposium at The Westin San Jose in San Jose, California from 5:15-6:30pm. The panel will cover topics on active discovery management, statistical analysis and anecdotal evidence at certification, judicial review of settlements, and class issues at trial. [Read more…]

Jonathan Selbin to Participate in Fordham/ACS Panel Discussion – Class Action Reform Efforts: Promoting Fairness or Shutting the Courthouse Doors?

Class Action Reform Efforts: Promoting Fairness or Shutting the Courthouse Doors?

Join the Fordham and New York Chapters of the American Constitution Society for “Class Action Reform Efforts: Promoting Fairness or Shutting the Courthouse Doors?”, an in-depth discussion of the role of class actions in the U.S. legal system with a focus on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 currently before Congress. Our distinguished panel consists of:

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Ninth Circuit Ruling Revives Class Action Status for Turn Inc. Smartphone “Supercookies” Case

Ninth Circuit Ruling Revives Class Action Status for Turn, Inc. Smartphone ‘Supercookies’ Case

The Ninth Circuit Court has ruled that internet marketing company Turn Inc. cannot use agreements between Verizon and Verizon customers that include mandatory arbitration clauses to shield itself from privacy violation lawsuits over allegedly illegal tracking and exploitative advertising. Consumers generally loathe such “forced arbitration” provisions as they deprive them of their rights to challenge fraud and improper practices in court, relegating their claims instead to what are considered to be biased, paid-for-by-the-offending-companies arbitration hearings. [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin and Nick Diamand Re-Elected as AAJ Litigation Group Chairs

Annika K. Martin and Nick Diamand Re-Elected as AAJ Litigation Group Chairs

Lieff Cabraser partners Annika K. Martin and Nicholas Diamand have been re-elected as Co-Chair and Chair of American Association for Justice (AAJ) litigation groups. Ms. Martin has been re-elected as Co-Chair of AAJ’s Class Action Litigation Group. The Class Action Litigation Group creates a forum for attorneys to share ideas, discovery, and litigation strategies, allowing AAJ members to network and work collaboratively on class action cases. [Read more…]