Mark Chalos Provides Written Comments on Proposed Federal Civil Rules Changes

MPC Comments on Proposed Changes to Federal Civil Rules

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules has convened to review proposed changes to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6), the first major changes since the rule was first adopted in the early 1970s. The changes relate to pretrial identification and review of individuals designated by corporations to testify on the corporation’s behalf in civil lawsuits. The current amendment would require litigants to meet and confer about “the number and description of the matters for examination and the identity of each person the organization will designate to testify.” As detailed by AmLaw Litigation Daily, the plaintiffs bar is generally in favor of the change, though as the publication notes there are some plaintiff-side objections “to the call to limit the number of topics that can be covered.” [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Testifies in Washington About Proposed Changes to the Corporate Deposition Rules

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Mark P. Chalos, the managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, testified on February 8, 2019 at the Federal Rules Advisory Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., regarding proposed amendments to the federal rules of civil procedure governing the deposition of corporate entities. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Rings in 2019 at Station Inn Celebration

Lieff Cabraser Nashville 2019

Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office brought 2019 to a great start with its annual New Year’s celebration at the Station Inn in The Gulch. Pictured above are Mark Chalos, managing partner of the firm’s Nashville office (center), Annika K. Martin, and Suzanne Keith (right), Executive Director of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. The party was covered by the Nashville Post (subscription), you can see their site for additional photos. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Moderates American Association for Justice Class Action Seminar in New York City

Mark Chalos Moderates American Association for Justice Class Action Seminar in New York City

Annika K. Martin moderates judges’ panel and serves as Course Advisor for the program

On Thursday, December 6th, Lieff Cabraser Nashville office Managing Partner Mark P. Chalos served as program moderator for the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Class Action Seminar in New York City. The program covered a wealth of topics, including “Emerging Cases: Litigation Updates and Trends to Watch,” “Tackling the Class Certification Motion,” and a judge’s panel on the “Biggest Mistakes in Complex Cases.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Honored as 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers

MPC & JTS Mid-South Super Lawyers 2018

We are proud to announce that Super Lawyers has made its 2018 selections for the Mid-South region for attorneys “who exhibit excellence in practice.” Mark Chalos has been selected as a Super Lawyer and John Spragens has been named a Rising Star. Between three Rising Star accolades and eight Super Lawyer nods, this is Mark’s 11th time on the lists, while the 2018 listing is John’s third Rising Star selection.  [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Mark Chalos and Laura Heiman Volunteer at Nashville Bar’s Dial-A-Lawyer

Nashville Dial a Lawyer

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark Chalos and associate Laura Heimann participated in the Nashville Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (NBA LRIS) Dial-A-Lawyer program on Tuesday, August 7th. The NBA LRIS conducts its FREE Dial-A-Lawyer program on the first Tuesday of each month between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. As the program guide notes, “During those hours, the public is invited to call 615-242-9272 to speak with volunteer attorneys from the Nashville Bar Association and get FREE legal guidance to general legal questions. We are here to serve you!” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Partners Headline Class Action Litigation Group Program at 2018 AAJ Conference

Mark Chalos, Annika K. Martin, Kenny Byrd at AAJ CALG Program

Lieff Cabraser partners Mark Chalos, Annika K. Martin, and Kenny Byrd spoke at the July 8 Class Action Litigation Group program as part of this year’s American Association for Justice annual convention. Chalos served as CALG program moderator, while Byrd presented material as part of the “Current and Future Landscape of Class Actions” panel, and Martin, who is the current co-chair of the Class Action Litigation Group, presented on the “Getting the Most Out of Your Team” panel. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos & Kenneth Byrd Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

Mark Chalos & Kenneth Byrd Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partners Mark P. Chalos and Kenneth S. Byrd will serve in leadership roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) for the 2018-2019 year. Mark was elected Secretary of the TTLA and Treasurer of the TTLA’s Political Action Committee, “Lawyers Involved for Tennessee” (LIFT). At the same time, Kenny was re-elected to the TTLA Board of Governors. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Talks to NPR About Nashville’s Lawsuit Against the Opioid Industry

Mark Chalos Talks to NPR About Nashville’s Lawsuit Against the Opioid Industry

On April 30, 2018, Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos spoke to National Public Radio (NPR) about the lawsuit filed by the City of Nashville, TN against the pharmaceutical industry in the wake of the opioid drug epidemic plaguing the Nashville area as well as the rest of Tennessee and the wider United States. [Read more…]

Nashville Post Names Mark Chalos to “In Charge” List For Class Action Work, Opioid Litigation

Nashville Post Leaders Issue Names Mark Chalos as a Lawyer "In Charge"

In its annual roundup of Nashville-area leaders, the Nashville Post has once again named Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos as a lawyer “In Charge.” The list showcases Nashville’s vitality as well as its ability to cultivate new leaders from all corners. In its ninth year in publication, the In Charge list has grown to include 538 notable Nashvillians in areas including the arts, banking, music, retails, sports, law, government and politics, and transportation, among many other categories. [Read more…]

Paulina do Amaral Co-Chairs HarrisMartin Opioid Litigation Conference in San Francisco

Paulina do Amaral Co-Chairs HarrisMartin Opioid Litigation Conference in San Francisco

Lieff Cabraser Partner Mark Chalos Also Presenting at SF Opioids Litigation Conference

On Friday, March 2nd, Lieff Cabraser partner Paulina do Amaral will co-chair HarrisMartin’s Opioid Litigation Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. The all-day conference will cover a wide variety of topics and issues relating to the national opioid litigation, including an overview of state and federal cases, journalist perspectives, MDL case updates, insurance and bankruptcy issues, and liability issues. [Read more…]

National Opioid Epidemic is Creating Significant Costs for Government Bodies

San Francisco Opioid Lawsuit Filed

Well over 100 Americans die every day from prescription opioid drugs – over 36,000 American each year. These accidental drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for individuals under the age of 50 in the United States. The costs of this horrific opioid epidemic have crept up on local and larger government bodies much in the same way the addictions themselves sneak up on individuals. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Addresses Opioid Crisis Responses at AAJ Winter Convention

Mark Chalos Addresses Opioid Crisis Responses

On February 3rd, Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos spoke at the American Association for Justice’s Winter 2018 Convention in Maui, Hawaii. Part of a specialized track entitled “Responding to the Opioid Crisis,” Mark spoke on the legal and practical elements of bringing public nuisance and RICO claims against opioid manufacturers and distributors. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Speaks at Alabama Association for Justice 2018 Mid-Winter Conference

Mark Chalos Speaks at Alabama Association for Justice 2018 Mid-Winter Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark Chalos spoke at the Alabama Association for Justice’s 2018 Mid-Winter Conference on Thursday, January 18-19 at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook, Alabama. The Conference promised “outstanding educational sessions and top-notch speakers,” with a theme of “Winning via Storytelling, in and out of the courtroom.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Files Class Action Lawsuit Against eClinicalWorks for Fraud and Breach of Contract

Lieff Cabraser Files Class Action Lawsuit Against eClinicalWorks for Fraud and Breach of Contract

In late December 2017, Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel filed a class action fraud lawsuit against eClinicalWorks, a provider of electronic health record (“EHR”) software. The complaint charges eClinicalWorks with engaging in deceptive and fraudulent practices as well as breach of contract with regard to the company’s EHR offerings. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Talks to Governing About America’s Lethal Opioid Crisis

Mark Chalos Talks to Governing About America's Lethal Opioid Crisis

Over 100 States and Cities Are Now Suing Drug Companies Over Pandemic Opioid Deaths and Addictions Nationwide

Governing has published a new report on the wide proliferation of lawsuits filed by cities and states against prescription drugmakers for their role in the nation’s opioid epidemic. As the platform notes, new opioid harm lawsuits are being filed almost every week. Unlike most drug epidemics, the opioid scourge is driven largely by a legal industry — the prescription drug system. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 75 percent of people who enter treatment for a heroin addiction took their first opioid legally from a prescription. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos at November AAJ Seminar on Combatting the Opioid Crisis

Mark Chalos at November AAJ Seminar on Combatting the Opioid Crisis

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos will be speaking at the upcoming American Association for Justice (AAJ) Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation Seminar from November 28-29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Chalos will be presenting on “Working Together to Combat the Opioid Crisis” on Wednesday, November 29th. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Discusses Mass Tort “Quick Hits” at HarrisMartin Conference

Mark Chalos Discusses Mass Tort ‘Quick Hits’ at HarrisMartin Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos will be speaking about the opioid epidemic and related lawsuits at HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Orthopedic Devices and Hernia Mesh Litigation on September 27, 2017 at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston. Mr. Chalos will participate on the panel entitled “Mass Tort Quick Hits” from 5:00-5:45pm. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Attorneys Speak at Southeast Complex Litigation Forum

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Attorneys Featured at Southeast Complex Litigation Forum

Lieff Cabraser Nashville attorneys Mark P. Chalos, Kenneth S. Byrd, and John T. Spragens were featured at the Tennessee Bar Association’s Southeast Complex Litigation Forum on September 7, 2017 in Nashville. Mr. Chalos served as the forum’s program producer, and Mr. Spragens and Mr. Byrd (pictured above) spoke on the panel, “Uh Oh – My Case Got Sucked into an MDL.” [Read more…]