Legal analysis company Lawdragon has published its first annual listing of the 500 “Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers” in America, a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Lin Y. Chan, Kelly M. Dermody, Rachel Geman, Daniel M. Hutchinson, and Ann B. Shaver. Introduced as the newest addition to Lawdragon’s acclaimed 500 series, the 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers guide includes distinguished attorneys selected over a two year period from a combination of editorial research by Lawdragon staff, law firm submissions, and other online nominations. [Read more…]
Numerous companies have been hit with lawsuits regarding their alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). In these cases, the complaints involve robocalls, unsolicited text messages, and unwanted phone calls plaguing consumers. The big question for defendants facing these kinds of lawsuits is whether to push back on the accusations of offensive, intrusive spam marketing via litigation or to just quickly settle matters. [Read more…]
Uber’s settlement of several impending labor class action lawsuits may open the door to other new economy companies facing similar suits, according to The Recorder (subscription). Industry-wide, the “are-they-independent-contractors-or-are-they-employees” question, with all its attendant legal ramifications, remains open. And as the Recorder points out, open questions — particularly open questions that lead to multi-million dollar lawsuits — lead to lawsuits. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Daniel M. Hutchinson will serve as a featured panelist at the Practising Law Institute’s 21st Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute from April 4-5, 2016 at the New York Conference Center. Mr. Hutchinson will be speaking on the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rulings.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Daniel Hutchinson has been named co-chair of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (“LCCR”) of the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization has been a visionary leader in the fight for racial justice, economic equality, and immigrant rights. [Read more…]