Daniel Hutchinson to Speak at 2019 Impact Fund Class Action Conference in San Francisco

Daniel Hutchinson to Speak at 2019 Impact Fund Class Action Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Daniel Hutchinson will be speaking on Friday February 22nd at the Impact Fund’s 2019 Class Action Conference in San Francisco as part of a panel discussion on the current state of ascertainability, “Ascertainability isn’t a thing. Or is it?” As the conference describes it, “complex litigation experts will discuss the current state of ascertainability in federal and California courts, how to manage class actions to head off ascertainability arguments, and strategies for responding when they inevitably show up in court.” [Read more…]

Impact Fund Guest Blog – Anne Shaver on “Distinguishing Dukes: Another Victory For Employment Discrimination Class Actions”

Impact Fund Guest Blog – Anne Shaver on “Distinguishing Dukes: Another Victory For Employment Discrimination Class Actions”

Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver has written a piece for the Impact Fund legal practitioner blog titled “Distinguishing Dukes: Another Victory For Employment Discrimination Class Actions.” The piece looks at the gender discrimination case Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs, No. 10-6950 (S.D.N.Y.), wherein the court recently certified a Rule 23(b)(3) class of female vice presidents and associates who challenge Goldman Sachs’ performance evaluation, compensation, and promotion processes, and explains how the Dukes’ cases limits on class actions don’t apply. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Authors Amicus Brief Urging Rehearing in Ahearn v. Hyundai and Consumer Class Action Settlements

Lieff Cabraser Authors Amicus Brief Urging Rehearing in Ahearn V. Hyundai and Consumer Class Action Settlements

Three organizations joined the Impact Fund in filing an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit urging reconsideration of a divided panel opinion in Ahearn v. Hyundai that overturned precedent and created a circuit split over the question of whether variations in state consumer laws can preclude national class action settlements. Lieff Cabraser wrote the brief on behalf of Public Justice, P.C., the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the National Consumer Law Center, and the Impact Fund. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Moderates Panel at 2018 Impact Fund Class Action Conference in San Francisco

Kelly Dermody at the 2018 Impact Fund Class Action Conference in San Francisco

Kelly Dermody will be moderating a panel today at the 2018 Impact Fund Class Action Conference at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. The panel, entitled “Wedding Cakes, Military Service, & Bathrooms, Oh My!” will focus on defending against threats to the LGBT community: “From court decisions holding that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation to the proposed ban on transgender soldiers serving in the military, it is a time of dramatic ups and downs. Our speakers are leading the fight for equal rights for the LGBT community, and will tell us where they have set their sights in 2018 and beyond.” [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser and Lin Chan to Speak at 14th Annual Impact Fund Class Action Conference

Elizabeth Cabraser and Lin Chan Speak at Impact Fund Conference

Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Lin Y. Chan will be speaking at the 14th Annual Impact Fund Class Action Conference on February 18-19, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The conference will be divided into nine sessions and feature some of the nation’s leading plaintiff-side public interest class action practitioners and academics. [Read more…]