Lieff Cabraser partners Wendy R. Fleishman and Sarah R. London will be speaking at HarrisMartin’s “JUUL, E-Cigarettes & Vaping Conference: Emerging Litigation and Liability Theories Agenda,” at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Wendy will be discussing the marketing of e-cigarettes to teens and children in a presentation entitled “JUUL and Our Kids: Marketing and Promoting the JUUL Device From ‘Vaporized’ to ‘Make the Switch.’” [Read more…]
In lawsuits against pharma giant Gilead Sciences, plaintiffs across California allege they suffered ill effects from HIV drugs made and distributed by Gilead that were more harmful derivatives than other drugs the company had created but not sold until its stock of the inferior drugs was exhausted. As reported by the Daily Journal (subscription), attorneys for some of those plaintiffs are asking the judge to switch the case to a venue and location that would be more reachable and meaningful than the current Santa Clara County location. In an earlier tentative ruling, California Superior Court Judge Kenneth R. Freeman proposed that the 19 consolidated personal injury lawsuits be tried in Santa Clara County. Alternative venues suggestions include Alameda, San Francisco and Los Angeles counties. [Read more…]
We are pleased to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London has been named Co-Chair of the Resource Board of the National Association of Women Judges. NAWJ’s mission is to promote the judicial role of protecting the rights of individuals under the rule of law through strong, committed, diverse judicial leadership; fairness and equality in the courts; and equal access to justice. Since its formation in 1979, NAWJ has inspired and led the American judiciary in achieving fairness and equality for vulnerable populations. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser has filed a lawsuit against Juul Labs in California Superior Court on behalf of Maxwell Berger, a 22-year-old who suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke in July 2017 after becoming addicted to the company’s vaped tobacco products as a teenager. As a result of the stroke, Berger stayed over 100 days in the hospital and required three separate brain surgeries. Forbes notes that the lawsuit puts forth claims that Berger was left with “catastrophic and permanent injuries, such as left side paralysis, speech impairment and a 50% loss of vision from both eyes.” At the time of the incident, he was consuming two Juul-pods per day, the equivalent of smoking four full packs of old-style cigarettes. This case marks the first time the e-cigarette company has been sued over an injury this severe. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London will be speaking at the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) annual mass torts seminar, “Everything You Want to Know About Mass Torts (But Are too Afraid to Ask),” at the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, July 26, 2019. Sarah will be discussing the basics of Mass Tort Litigation in a presentation entitled “MDL 101.” The seminar will feature some of the nation’s leading mass tort litigators who will provide a comprehensive view of the critical aspects and nuances of litigating mass tort cases. [Read more…]
On Wednesday June 5, 2019, Prelude Fertility Inc., the parent company of San Francisco-based Pacific Fertility Center, asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley to dismiss the proposed class action lawsuit accusing Pacific Fertility of negligently allowing patients’ stored eggs and embryos to be destroyed in a cryogenic tank failure. The defendants seek dismissal of the suit on procedural grounds, that the patients improperly lumped claims together in the suit against it and a related but separate entity, Pacific MSO LLC. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah London speaks today at the “Bridgeport Class Action Litigation & Management Conference” at The Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles. At this year’s event, which includes both plaintiff and defense panelists, Sarah will discuss various cases pending before the Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court that will affect class action litigation.
Multiple Lieff Cabraser attorneys will be participating in HarrisMartin’s Southern California Wildfires and Mudslide Litigation Conference on May 8, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Ray, California. [Read more…]
Today, Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London spoke at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation’s Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco, California. Ms. London presented on a panel entitled “Trial-Focused Discovery: You Don’t Always Get What You Want, But Get What You Need.” [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London has been chosen by the Consumer Attorneys of California for inclusion in their 2017 Leadership Academy. Ms. London was one of a handful of lawyers selected for the program from a pool of applicants across the nation to learn skills and techniques aimed at becoming progressive leaders in the CAOC, as well as within their professional settings and communities. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London will be moderating the panel discussion “Real Talk About Trial Experiences” at the 55th annual Consumer Attorneys of California convention in San Francisco this weekend. The panel, which takes place during the 3:30-5:00 p.m. session Saturday November 12th, will cover topics including How to Deal with a Stinging Defeat, The Futility of Prediction, Proving Your Case Creatively on the Fly, and Polarizing Issues in Jury Selection. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London will be speaking at the American Bar Association’s November 3rd education symposium titled “Women in Products Liability 2016 Annual Regional CLE” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Topics covered in this program include substantive law, trial skills, and ethics. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London has been appointed as an Executive Committee Member of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP). Ms. London has been active in the AAJ on an ongoing basis, including in many litigation-specific groups. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser attorney Sarah R. London will be featured as a distinguished panelist in a San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) Women’s Caucus event titled “Why Aren’t More Female Lawyers Making it to Trial?” on January 7, 2016. [Read more…]
Photo: Lieff Cabraser attorneys (left to right) Sarah London, Lexi Hazam, Paulina do Amaral, and Annika K. Martin at the 2014 Women En Mass conference in Colorado.
The legal industry at the partnership level across all practice areas predominantly consists of male lawyers. According to the National Association of Women Lawyers, only 17 percent of partners at the nation’s largest 200 firms are female.