Court Directs Ford F-150 Brake Defects Litigation to Move Forward


As reported by Law360, on Wednesday July 10, 2019, U.S. District Judge Gershwin A. Drain directed that the lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of Ford F-150 pickup truck owners who’ve experienced sudden brake failures in their vehicles should move forward. While discarding some warranty claims in the suit, Judge Drain noted that the plaintiffs’ fraud and reliance claims had been pled sufficiently to overcome the defendant’s request for dismissal. [Read more…]

Nashville Post Again Places Mark Chalos on its “In Charge” List for Opioid Litigation and Other High-Profile Class Action Lawsuits

Mark Chalos In Charge 2019

In its 2019 roundup of Nashville-area leaders, the Nashville Post has once again named Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos a lawyer “In Charge.” The list highlights Nashville’s vitality as well as its ability to cultivate new leaders from all corners. Now in its tenth year of publication, this year’s In Charge list includes over 500 notable Nashvillians in areas including the arts, banking, music, retails, sports, law, government and politics, and transportation. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Talks to Trial Magazine About the Critical Importance of Juries

Mark Chalos Quoted in AAJ Trial Magazine Article Highlighting the Importance of Juries

An article in the January 2019 issue of the American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine uses a recent injury case to highlight the importance of jurors to our civil justice system. In the case, the question of whether to let a jury decide a pivotal matter arose on the issue of defendants’ summary judgment motion to have the case dismissed entirely. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Named Co-Lead Interim Counsel for Plaintiffs in Ford F-150 Brake Failures Class Action

Motion blurred cars and trucks driving on the highway

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos has been named Co-Lead Interim Class Counsel for plaintiffs in litigation filed on behalf of hundreds of 2013-2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck owners who are experiencing sudden brake failures in their vehicles. The suit was filed after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received more than 200 complaints from Ford F-150 drivers who said the trucks’ brakes suddenly fail without warning during driving. [Read more…]