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Stephen Cassidy
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From the article:   "AT&T, Sprint, eBay, Amazon, and Dropbox are just a handful of the companies that have introduced arbitration clauses and class-action waivers into their terms of service—aka those dense pages of legalese that only the rarest of users ever bothers to read in full. “Class action waivers are everywhere,” says Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, a professor at New York University School of Law. Her research shows that fewer than one in 1,000 people will click on website links to view the full terms of a contract before hitting “I agree.”"
Starting today, you might want to think twice about downloading a dollar-off coupon for Cinnamon Toast Crunch or a two-for-one discount on Yoplait. Those small savings will now cost you the right to sue. General Mills, the massive food company behind Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Yoplait, Cheerios, and dozens of other...
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Only under the Roberts Court could buying cereal lead to losing your 7th Amendment right to a jury trial. #arbitration   #stopforcedarbitration  
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A central allegation in the class action lawsuits charging #Herbalife with securities fraud is that Herbalife’s operations are based on a pyramid scheme.  The complaints charge that Herbalife's distributors generated revenue by recruiting other distributors, rather than by selling Herbalife’s diet and nutritional products to the general public
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Last month, the mainly Republican Supreme Court of Florida overturned Florida's 2003 cap on malpractice damages, calling it discriminatory and therefore in violation of the state constitution. #medicalmalpractice  
"Tort reform"--read that as "shutting the courthouse door to malpractice victims"--again is rearing its ugly head as a means to reduce healthcare costs, most recently as a plank in the recent GOP healthcare proposals .
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GM refuses to take financial responsibility for taking its cars with a potentially lethal ignition switch defect off the road.  Learn more about the #GMrecall  at http://www.lieffcabraser.com/Personal-Injury/Car-Accidents/GM-ignition-defect-recall.shtml
In the nearly two months since General Motors announced that it was recalling Cobalts and other small cars because of a faulty ignition switch, the automaker has maintained that the vehicles are safe to drive as long as motorists remove all objects from their key chains to eliminate jostling that could shut off the power systems and disable air bags.
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G.M. has repeatedly used letters, called technical service bulletins, to dealers and sometimes to car owners as stopgap safety measures instead of ordering timely recalls, The New York Times found.  Learn more about the #GMignitionswitch  recall at http://www.lieffcabraser.com/Personal-Injury/Car-Accidents/GM-ignition-defect-recall.shtml
A Times analysis shows that General Motors repeatedly used technical service bulletins as a stopgap safety measure instead of ordering timely recalls.
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How compulsory #arbitration denies justice and undermines states consumer protection laws is the topic of a recent New York Times article. #stopforcedarbitration
A $600 loan and the struggle to even the playing field between businesses and their customers.
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The investigation into the cause of the deadly bus crash on Interstate 5 near Orland, California, involving the collision of a FedEx tanker truck and a motor coach transporting high school students to tour Humboldt State University is in its initial stages. As discussed by +Fabrice Vincent  of +Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP  investigators will seek to identify why the FedEx truck crossed the medium of the highway as well as measures that could have been incorporated in the design of the bus that could have resulted in fewer fatalities.
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Tens of thousands of sea turtles suffered oil exposure due to the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. The number of Kemp’s Ridleys, one of five species of sea turtles in the Gulf and the one considered the most endangered, fell 35 percent between 2009 and 2010.
A report released Tuesday describes ongoing difficulties for sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins, brown pelicans, and other species as a result of the Gulf oil spill in 2010.
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My partner Daniel Hutchinson at +Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP was interviewed for this NBC news report on abuse in the H-1B visa program. 
 
Foreign nationals holding H-1B visas are supposed to be paid a fair market wage, referred to as a “prevailing wage,” but that does not always happen or some companies find loopholes, explained Lieff Cabraser attorney Daniel Hutchinson to NBC news: “We’re seeing companies that say that they’re paying someone $50,000 or whatever, but they’re actually making the employees pay for themselves to come to the U.S., travel expenses, living expenses."

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Hundreds of thousands of applications for visas meant to bring specialty workers to the United States were filed in early April, but critics of the program s...
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I am a partner at Lieff Cabraser, one of the nation's premier plaintiffs' law firms, and serve on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California. I have represented clients in consumer protection, personal injury and class action case.
 
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Lieff Cabraser's comprehensive and diverse practice is unique among plaintiffs' law firms. We have been recognized by the National Law Journal and U.S. News/Best Lawyers as one of the top plaintiffs' firms in the nation. We represent clients across America.
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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    1989
  • Georgetown University
    1986