Elizabeth Cabraser to Receive Consumer Law’s Top Award

Elizabeth Cabraser to Receive Consumer Law’s Top Award

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is pleased to announce that Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser was selected to receive the 2019 Vern Countryman Award, consumer law’s most prestigious award. One of the nation’s most accomplished plaintiffs’ attorneys, Cabraser is a co-founder and partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, one of the country’s largest law firms serving clients seeking redress for financial and consumer fraud, anti-competitive practices, harmful drugs and products, and illegal employment practices. [Read more…]

Claims Process Begins for FCA ‘EcoDiesel’ Settlement

Claims Process Begins for FCA ‘EcoDiesel’ Settlement

Most eligible parties to receive $3,000+ after vehicle repairs

As reported by Consumer Affairs, the claims process has begun for owners and lessees of certain Fiat Chrysler vehicles after the settlement of litigation over claims FCA used illegal emissions cheating devices to make it appear that its diesel vehicles were meeting clean air standards. FCA noted it would pay $500 million to resolve the issue, including just over $300 million in civil penalties. In the wake of a California judge granting final approval to the terms of the settlement, eligible drivers will be awarded cash payments and extended warranties after their vehicle undergo the government-mandated vehicle modifications. [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…]