Final Approval Granted to $225 Million Barr Labs Settlement in Cipro Antitrust Litigation

Final Approval Granted to $225 Million Barr Labs Settlement in Cipro Antitrust Litigation

On April 21, 2017, Judge Ronald L. Styn of the Superior Court of California granted final approval to a $225 million settlement with Barr Laboratories in the Cipro Antitrust litigation. Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel represent California consumers and third party payors in the class action lawsuit charging that Bayer Corporation, Barr Laboratories, and the HMR Defendants colluded to block consumer access to affordable, generic versions of Cipro through a massive $398.1 million payment by Bayer to Barr and other generic drug makers. [Read more…]

FTC Files Statement in Support of 3.0 Liter “Clean Diesel” VW Settlement

FTC Supports VW Consumer Settlement

On February 1, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission filed a Statement in support of the 3.0 Liter “Clean Diesel” Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi consumer settlements with Judge Charles Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. “As part of its effort to protect American consumers,” the Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposed FTC Order, which resolves its claims concerning 3.0-liter vehicles with “Clean Diesel” TDI engines in which Volkswagen employed defeat devices to cheat on emissions tests and deceived consumers through its extensive and brazenly false “Clean Diesel” marketing campaign. [Read more…]

Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche 3.0-Liter Settlements to Compensate Consumers, Protect Environment and Hold VW Accountable for Emissions Conduct

VW, Audi, Porsche 3.0-Liter Diesel Emissions Settlements Announced

Class and government settlements provide substantial cash payments to fully compensate owners and lessees, ensure vehicles no longer illegally pollute environment

San Francisco, CA—Settlement agreements were filed today by the consumer plaintiffs and the Federal Trade Commission in the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation that, if approved, will provide owners and lessees of Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche 3.0-liter diesel vehicles substantial cash compensation in addition to buybacks, trade-ins, government-approved emissions modifications or compliant repairs, depending on the generation of vehicle. The proposed settlements were filed in the Northern District of California as part of the multidistrict litigation currently overseen by Judge Charles R. Breyer. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Announces $67 Million Settlement for Consumers in BP Solar Panels Class Action

Solar panels on house roof

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Attorney Robert J. Nelson of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced today the settlement of consumer claims relating to allegedly defective solar panels manufactured and sold by BP Solar and Home Depot. The Settlement has been well-received: close to 900 claims have been filed since preliminary approval was granted in September 2016, and no class member has objected to the Settlement terms. Information on the settlement is available on the BP Solar Panel settlement website. [Read more…]

$225 Million Settlement Announced in Cipro Antitrust Litigation

$225 Million Settlement Announced in Cipro Antitrust Litigation

Lieff Cabraser, Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP, and the Joseph Saveri Law Firm represent California consumers and third party payors in a class action lawsuit charging that Bayer Corporation, Barr Laboratories, and the HMR Defendants colluded to block consumer access to affordable, generic versions of Cipro through a massive $398.1 million payment by Bayer to Barr and other generic drug makers. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Attorneys Help Win OK for Moldy Washer Settlement

Nashville Attorneys Help Win Moldy Washer Settlement

Lieff Cabraser trio part of case covering 5 million+ washers

As reported by the Nashville Post and numerous other news sources, federal judge has approved the final plan to settle a class action filed on behalf of owners of washing machines that developed mold or odor problems. A trio of attorneys with the Nashville office of Lieff Cabraser, with local Managing Partner Mark Chalos in the lead, helped argue the case. [Read more…]

Settlement Receives Final Approval in Whirlpool Front-Load Washer Mold Cases

Whirlpool Washer Mold Settlement Receives Final Approval

On September 23, 2016, Judge Christopher A. Boyko of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted final approval to the settlement of the Whirlpool front-load washer mold cases, bringing an end to nine-plus years of hard-fought litigation. With a claims period that closes in a few short weeks on October 11, 2016, the settlement provides class members who experienced mold or odor the choice of $50 cash, a 20% discount off purchase of a new washer (worth $148.50) or, if they paid out of pocket or to replace their washer due to mold /odor, dollar for dollar cash reimbursement up to $500. [Read more…]

Claims Period Begins in Whirlpool Front-Load Washer Mold Settlement

Claims Period Begins in Whirlpool Front-Load Washer Mold Settlement

Owners of some Whirlpool, Kenmore, and Maytag-brand front-loading washers can now submit claims as part of the settlement of several class action lawsuits brought on claims that the machines fail to adequately self-clean. Judge Christopher A. Boyko of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has granted preliminary approval to settlements of the suits, which alleged that certain Whirlpool, Kenmore, and Maytag brand front-loading washing machines manufactured between 2001 and 2010 fail to adequately self-clean themselves of laundry residue, resulting in mold or mildew buildup that can cause bad odors and ruined laundry. All claims must be submitted by October 11, 2016. [Read more…]

Optical Disk Drive $37 Million Antitrust Settlement Gets Final Approval

blue CD, DVD, Blue Ray stack

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California has granted final approval to a settlement in litigation over the pricing of of optical disk drives sold to retailers and other business entities. Attorneys for direct purchasers in multiple coordinated lawsuits alleged that defendant electronics companies (including Sony, Samsung, Pioneer, TEAC and others) conspired to set and fix prices from 2004 through 2009 for the electronics components, used to read and write data on DVDs, Blu-rays, and CDs. [Read more…]