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…]

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…]

Mark Chalos in the Tennessean on the Brentwood Academy Negligence Lawsuit and Damages Caps

Mark Chalos in the Tennessean on the Brentwood Academy Negligence Lawsuit and Damages Caps

A civil lawsuit against Brentwood Academy accusing the Nashville prep school of negligence and fact concealment relating to an allegedly pervasive pattern of bullying, sexual harassment, assault and sexual assault is seeking $30 million in combined damages. Brentwood Academy is accused of allowing teenage male students to repeatedly harass and sexually assault a classmate, and then downplaying the attacks and failing to report the incident to authorities. In addition to seeking justice for the plaintiff, the lawsuit will also test the constitutionality of Tennessee’s lawsuit damages caps. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos to Discuss Auto Defect Litigation at September TTLA Auto Accident Seminar

Mark Chalos to Discuss Auto Defect Litigation at September TTLA Auto Accident Seminar

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos is scheduled to speak at the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) Auto Accident Seminar on September 28, 2017 at the AT&T Building in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Chalos will be discussing “Auto Defect Litigation” from 3:00-4:00pm CDT. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Attorneys Speak at TTLA 2017 Annual Convention

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Attorneys Speak at TTLA 2017 Annual Convention

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Mark P. Chalos and John T. Spragens are speaking at the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA, and formerly known as Tennessee Association for Justice) 2017 Annual Convention taking place from June 14-16, 2017 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. [Read more…]

Nashville Business Journal Names Mark Chalos a “Best of the Bar” Attorney for 2017

Nashville Business Journal Names Mark Chalos a "Best of the Bar" Attorney for 2017

The Nashville Business Journal has named Mark Chalos to its 2017 “Best of the Bar” award list in the category of litigation and dispute. Highlighting Nashville’s “most-talented and most-respected legal professionals,” the list includes a select group of Nashville attorneys who are each noteworthy in their respective fields. The award-winning attorneys are nominated and ranked by their peers, and will be honored on June 27th at a gala luncheon event and profiled in a special Nashville Business Journal publication. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos in The Tennessean on United Airlines as the Iceberg’s Tip of Bad Corporate Behavior

Mark Chalos in The Tennessean on United Airlines as the Iceberg's Tip of Bad Corporate Behavior

Lieff Cabraser Nashville office Managing Partner Mark Chalos is no fan of unleashed corporations. As an opinion piece in The Tennessean makes clear, Chalos sees incidents like United Airlines’ recent behavior with respect to a physician manhandled off a flight to make room for an airline employee as emblematic of a system where critical regulation has been steadily eroded, of years of corporate efforts to “eliminate the mechanisms that hold them accountable for their bad behavior.” [Read more…]

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

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

In its annual roundup of Nashville-area leaders, the Nashville Post has 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 of its corners. As the magazine notes, “so much of effective leadership is about assembling the right team, motivating its members to adopt a goal, and then turning loose all that focused energy.” [Read more…]

Mark Chalos, Kenny Byrd, and Andrew Kaufman Meet with Tennessee Legislators to Preserve Right to Jury Trials

Mark Chalos, Kenny Byrd, and Andrew Kaufman Meet with Tennessee Legislators to Preserve Right to Jury Trials

Lieff Cabraser Nashville lawyers Mark Chalos, Kenny Byrd, and Andrew Kaufman were at the Tennessee legislature Tuesday fighting for the rights of Tennesseans. The lawyers met with legislators from both parties and discussed the attempts by special interests to interfere with Tennesseans’ right to hold wrongdoers accountable through jury trials. The right to a jury trial is guaranteed by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article 1, Sec. 6. of the Tennessee Constitution. [Read more…]