As reported by The Tennessean, the convicted stalker in the Erin Andrews peephole nude video case cannot escape the jury’s $28 million judgment against him through bankrupcty. Federal bankruptcy court Judge Trish Brown has ruled that Michael David Barrett, Andrews’ stalker, must pay the judgment stemming from the 2008 violation in full. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partners Mark P. Chalos and Annika K. Martin are excited to be a part of the moderation team for the Pound Civil Justice Institute’s July 23rd Judges Forum. The Institute’s annual Forum for State Appellate Court Judges is the consumer bar’s most significant outreach to the judiciary. Held annually since 1992, it is a full–day educational program open only to judges. The Forum provides a direct, intensive substantive experience, with original research written by prominent academics, commentary by experts from both sides of the bar, and small group discussions, creating an opportunity for judges, legal scholars, and practicing attorneys to come together for an open dialogue about major issues affecting civil justice in America. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos was re-elected to the Board of Governors for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA, and formerly known as Tennessee Association for Justice) during their recent annual conference. Mr. Chalos was also re-appointed to the TTLA Executive Committee. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos has written an article for The Tennessean discussing the mandatory arbitration clauses hidden in an astonishing number of financial service and product contracts that ultimately deprive consumers of their basic constitutional rights to justice when something goes wrong. Chalos’ “Forced Arbitration Steals Consumers’ Rights” piece also signals a call to action for consumers to voice their opinions to federal and state legislators now, during open review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) newly proposed rules. [Read more…]
The Nashville Business Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos for its 2016 “Best of the Bar” award list. The NBJ list (subscription) includes a select group of Nashville attorneys who are each noteworthy in their respective fields. Attorneys are nominated and ranked by their peers with categories based on firm size (small, medium, large, and corporate counsel). [Read more…]
As reported by The Tennessean (subscription), and The Daily Mail (UK) sportscaster and television personality Erin Andrews has settled her viewport filming lawsuit against a Nashville, Tennessee hotel owner and operator. The host of FOX College Football for Fox Sports, nude video footage of Ms. Andrews was circulated on the internet after the hotel allowed a stalker sufficient access to secretly record her naked through her room’s peephole. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser Nashville office managing partner Mark Chalos continues his Tennessean streak (subscription) with post-trial commentary on the Erin Andrews case, concurring with Ms. Andrews’ attorneys that her insolvent stalker should not be responsible for any of the $55 million judgment won earlier in March by Ms. Andrews. “Presumably if the hotel owner and operator are held responsible for the entire amount of harm caused, then Ms. Andrews would have a higher likelihood of recovering more of the judgment amount,” said Chalos. [Read more…]
The Nashville Post (subscription) has published its annual “In Charge” list, assembling several hundred individuals to represent Middle Tennessee’s “top business, politics and civic leaders.” We are proud to announce that Mark Chalos, managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, was selected for inclusion: [Read more…]
Writing for the Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions Blog, Lieff Cabraser attorney Mark Chalos summarizes an important, recent decision by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that focused on the showing necessary for a class to be ascertainable, one of the requirements for class actions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23.
Mark P. Chalos, Managing Partner of the Nashville office of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, has been named chair of the Public Education Committee for the American Association for Justice – a national organization which promotes a fair and effective civil justice system.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Mark P. Chalos was recently appointed as Chair of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Public Education Committee and Member of the AAJ Public Affairs Committee. The Public Education Committee works on initiatives promoting knowledge of America’s civil justice system and trial bar mission. The Public Affairs Committee gives advice on policy options, tactics, and strategies with regard to trial lawyer matters.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Mark P. Chalos has been selected by The Nashville Business Journal in this year’s Best of the Bar award list. Attorneys recognized for their outstanding work in the legal profession were nominated and rated by their peers within categories based on the size of their law firms. Award winners will be profiled in an issue of the publication on June 26, 2015.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Mark P. Chalos will be speaking at the 2015 American Bar Association Section Annual Conference on April 17, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He will be discussing the topic "When Good Lawyers Go Bad: The Consequences of Lawyer Misconduct and Rambo Tactics During Depositions and at Trial."
Lieff Cabraser attorneys Jonathan D. Selbin, Mark P. Chalos, and Jason L. Lichtman will be speaking at Perrin Conferences’ Class Action Litigation Conference from May 6-7, 2015 at the Omni Chicago Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Selbin will speak on current and emerging issues in consumer protection litigation. Chalos will discuss strategies for trying class actions. Lichtman will comment on discovery issues and proposed amendments to the federal rules of civil procedure. Perrin Conferences hosts national joint plaintiff and defendant litigation conferences, bringing together leaders in the legal industry.
The Southern Trial Lawyers Association presents its 27th Annual Conference Wednesday, February 11 through Sunday, February 15 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in New Orleans. Lieff Cabraser attorney Mark P. Chalos will be speaking about Rule 23 class cases on liability and injury at the February 12 panel. The conference will also include panel discussions on topics such as: how to obtain and handle cases, storytelling through witness examination, damages, the positive and negative aspects of litigation, and product liability.