Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will be a featured panelist at the American Bar Association’s 28th Annual Spring CLE Meeting: Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee Conference, in Coronado, California, running April 4-6, 2019. Lexi’s panel will discuss the recurrence of natural disasters across the U.S., resulting in ongoing damage to property, the environment, and loss of life. Subtopics include recent California wildfires and mudslides, hurricanes in the Southeast, and flooding taking place from coast to coast. Experienced plaintiff, defense, and government attorneys will discuss these disasters, their possible link to climate change, and how litigation on this topic has evolved. [Read more…]
Plaintiff Magazine has profiled Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam in a piece entitled, “Multidistrict Litigator Stares Down Big Pharma and Others with Help From Her Anthropological Background.” The profile describes Lexi’s journey from earning a master’s degree in cultural anthropology from Stanford University to thoughts of going on for a Ph.D, to a career shift that led her to law school in the expectation that as a lawyer she could have a more direct positive impact on people’s lives. [Read more…]
Multiple Lieff Cabraser attorneys will be participating in HarrisMartin’s Southern California Wildfires and Mudslide Litigation Conference on May 8, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Ray, California. [Read more…]
Law360 has chosen three Lieff Cabraser attorneys to serve on its Editorial Advisory Boards for 2018. Partner Phong-Chau Nguyen will work on the Environmental Editorial Advisory Board, partner Michael Miarmi on the Securities Editorial Advisory Board, and partner Lexi Hazam will serve on the Product Liability Editorial Advisory Board. [Read more…]
Law360 reports on product liability cases to watch in the year 2018, highlighting cases of national interest with potential impact on millions of Americans. The review includes cases in which Lieff Cabraser plays a prominent role, and Law360 spoke directly with Lieff Cabraser’s Lexi Hazam. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi J. Hazam will be a featured panelist at HarrisMartin’s National Opioid Litigation Conference on October 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Hazam will be speaking on a panel titled “Who are the Governmental Action Plaintiffs and What are the Causation Theories?” [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will participate in a panel discussion on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016 ruling in Universal Health Services v. Escobar at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2017 Annual Convention in Boston as part of the Qui Tam Litigation Group CLE on July 23, 2017. The panel discussion Ms. Hazam will be featured on will be taking place from 10:00-11:30am at the Hynes Convention Center. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will be speaking as a featured panelist at the American Bar Association’s 4th Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts on June 16, 2017 in San Francisco. Ms. Hazam will be discussing “Discovery Following the 2015 Federal Rules Amendments: What Does Proportionality Mean in the Class Action and Mass Tort Contexts?” [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser attorneys Elizabeth Cabraser and Lexi Hazam spoke this week at the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies Conference on “Increasing the Number of Women and Minority Lawyers Appointed to Leadership Positions in Class Actions and MDLs” in Atlanta on April 6th and 7th. The conference’s goal was to lay the groundwork for the drafting of bench-bar best practices intended to further balance the presence of women and minorities in leadership roles in significant complex and multi-state litigation. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will be speaking as a distinguished panelist at the Third Annual Innovation in eDiscovery Conference on January 22, 2016 at The City Club of San Francisco. Topics for discussion include: the 2015 Rules Amendments, Search Methodology and Technology, and New Forms of Communications and Data Protection. Sponsored by UnitedLex and organized by Sandpiper Partners, the panel will also feature three federal/state judges.
Lexi J. Hazam of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that the adult children of Renate Winkler as administrators of her estate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Pentax Medical, a division of Pentax of America, Inc., and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, which is located in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois. Ms. Winkler died on December 7, 2013 from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, a bacteria that is highly resistant to antibiotics, following Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography or ERCP at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. For the procedure, the hospital used a duodenoscope manufactured and sold by Pentax Medical.
In a roundtable discussion published in this month’s edition of California Lawyer magazine, Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi Hazam reviews the latest developments in whistleblower law, including how the law is evolving in cases where the whistleblower must pursue the action without the assistance of the federal government.
Benicar is a widely prescribed medication for blood pressure and hypertension (chronic high blood pressure). Olmesartan is the active ingredient of Benicar and is also contained in Benicar HCT, Tribenzor, and Azor.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi J. Hazam is speaking at HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Zofran, Bard IVC and Zimmer Persona Knee Litigation on July 29, 2015 at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Hazam will be featured as a panelist discussing the Benicar (Olmesartan) Litigation. Hazam has been appointed by the court overseeing the nationwide Benicar MDL litigation to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, and serves as Co-Chair of the MDL Plaintiffs’ Science and Experts Committee.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi J. Hazam was elected Vice Chair of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP). Promoting a fair and effective justice system, AAJ’s mission is to support the representation of those injured by the harmful misconduct and negligence of others. STEP is a section of the association, which focuses on pharmaceutical toxic effects, medical devices, pesticides, consumer products, industrial pollution, and other environmental damages.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned that patients with high blood pressure taking Benicar could suffer serious side effects including chronic diarrhea, unusual weight loss, and severe gastrointestinal problems.