VIDEO: Consumers Win Victory Over Western Sky Financial in Litigation Over Abusive Payday Lender Scam

Successful consumer protection class action against malevolent payday lender highlights the benefits and power of individuals uniting in class action lawsuits

Successful consumer protection class action against malevolent payday lender highlights the benefits and power of individuals uniting in class action lawsuits

On Monday evening, the Public Justice Foundation held its 36th Annual Gala & Awards Dinner at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. As part of the ceremony, Public Justice recognized victorious attorney efforts with its Trial Lawyer of the Year awards. This included a focus on and video describing Inetianbor v. Western Sky Financial. [Read more…]

Public Justice Honors Elizabeth Cabraser with Highest Honor – the Champion of Justice Award

Public Justice Honors Elizabeth Cabraser with Highest Honor – the Champion of Justice Award

Public Justice has honored Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser with the 2018 Champion of Justice Award for exceptional leadership and advocacy on justice and civil rights. The Champion of Justice Award is the Public Justice Foundation’s highest honor, established to honor lawyers whose work, values and commitment to combating social and economic injustice inspires and motivates the wider legal community. [Read more…]

Public Justice Director Paul Bland On Recent Immigration Executive Orders

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Writing for Daily Kos, Public Justice’s Executive Director Paul Bland makes a cogent and reasoned argument in favor of allowing class treatment for individuals harmed by recent Executive Orders restricting immigration into the U.S. “While the Administration has grouped all Muslim immigrants and refugees from these seven countries together for the purposes of denying them entry into the United States, it doesn’t want them grouped together when they try to go to court,” Bland writes in the piece. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Public Justice in Uber Forced Arbitration Case

Lieff Cabraser Files Amicus Brief in Support of Public Justice in Uber Forced Arbitration Case

As reported by Law360, Public Justice (represented by Lieff Cabraser) has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit urging the affirmation of the district court’s decision denying a motion to compel arbitration in a consumer lawsuit against the Uber ride-sharing service. In the case, Uber seeks to impose mandatory arbitration requirements on consumers — contract terms of which they had no notice and to which they did not affirmatively agree. The brief notes that this is not only contrary to longstanding law, but also fundamentally unfair: Companies should not be permitted to force consumers making online transactions to abide by terms to which they do not agree, simply because those terms are available elsewhere online. [Read more…]

Attorneys Finalists for Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Michael Sobol, David Stellings, and Roger Heller have been named finalists for the 2012 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award presented by Public Justice for their outstanding accomplishments in the bank overdraft fee litigation, along with other members of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the litigation. The award is given to lawyers who win extraordinary verdicts, awards, or settlements for clients in cases with wide-ranging impact. [Read more…]