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#TalcumPowder Linked to #OvarianCancer  - $127 million #juryverdict awarded to plaintiff against Johnson & Johnson over claims the #talc component in J&J's #babypowder  product is associated with #wrongfuldeath from ovarian #cancer . #personalinjury
New Jersey-based health care company Johnson & Johnson has lost two trials over claims its talcum baby powder product is linked to ovarian cancer.
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California’s #BlueShield #healthcareplan has been criticized for shortchanging its 500,000 individual-plan consumers and not paying back policyholders for excessive executive salaries and admin fees from 2014. #consumerfraud   #consumerrights
California’s third largest healthcare plan, Blue Shield, is under scrutiny for allegedly shortchanging consumers by not adequately paying back policyholders for excessive administrative spending in 2014. About 3.4 million customers that participate in Blue Shield of California health plans, but these charges only pertain to the nearly 500,000 Californians who are on an individual plan, …
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A class-wide $14.7 billion settlement has been filed in the #consumerfraud case against #Volkswagen over its #dieselemissions  vehicles. The #VWsettlement will involve a buyback, cash compensation for customers, or approved emissions modifications.

Class members can visit http://www.VWCourtSettlement.com to learn if they have an eligible #dieselvehicle . #VWscandal #autonews
Class and government settlements create funding pool of up to $10.033 billion for affected consumers plus $4.7 billion for environmental impact to hold VW accountable for emissions conduct San Francisco, CA — A class-wide settlement filed today by the consumer plaintiffs in the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation will provide …
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U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody approved an uncapped settlement that could reach $1 billion in the #NFL #headtrauma #concussions #classaction case, where about 5,000 former professional #footballplayers  have sought justice for their #headinjuries from playing the sport. #personalinjury
Last April, U.S. District Judge Anita Brody approved an uncapped settlement of nearly $1 billion in the NFL concussion class action lawsuit, where about 5,000 former professional football players sought damages for their suffering from concussions and head trauma linked to playing pro football. These repetitive head injuries could lead to a degenerative brain condition …
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Pro Publica has published a lengthy article exploring how the medical establishment’s long-standing approach to “protecting” fetuses by restricting testing on pregnant women has resulted in a critical shortfall of knowledge. While the intention was mostly good — to protect women and babies from the kind of severe birth defects and other harm caused by …
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Lieff Cabraser partner +Todd Walburg will be speaking at the +American Association for Justice 2016 Annual Convention from July 22-25, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. He will be presenting on the “E-Cigarette Litigation – A New Frontier” and “Recreational Recoveries – Defective Products” panels. #ecigarettes #defectiveproducts #personalinjury
Lieff Cabraser partner Todd Walburg will be speaking at the American Association for Justice 2016 Annual Convention from July 22-25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
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#VWsettlement : A $14.7 billion settlement has been reached in “one of the largest consumer class action payouts in American history,” the #Volkswagen #dieselemissions cheating scandal lawsuit. Owners and lessees of VW and Audi 2.0-liter #dieselvehicles will be provided with substantial compensation through buybacks, lease termination, emissions modifications, and cash payments. #VWscandal #consumerfraud
Working with plaintiffs’ counsel and lawyers for Volkswagen, the federal government has reached a $14.7 billion settlement in the Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating scandal, deemed “one of the largest consumer class action payouts in American history” by the New York Times. Owners and lessees of VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesel vehicles will be provided with …
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Swedish retailer #Ikea recalls 29 million #Malm  and other chests and dressers in the United States and Canada after the death of six young children linked to #furnituretipover hazards. #childsafety #childinjuries
Swedish retailer Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers in the United States and Canada after the death of six children linked to a severe furniture tip-over hazard when the pieces are not properly secured. All of the children killed were 3 years old or younger. The recall includes items from the highly popular …
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A Texas jury awarded a $497.6 million verdict in the second #bellwether trial against Johnson & Johnson for its allegedly defective #DePuyPinnacle #hipimplant  prosthetics. The five plaintiffs claimed that the metal-on-metal device caused #health  problems, such as inflammation of surrounding tissues, bone erosion and metallosis. #personalinjury  
In the second bellwether trial over allegedly defective DePuy Pinnacle hip implants, a Texas jury awarded a $497.6 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson.
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Congratulations to Lieff Cabraser name partner and co-founder Elizabeth Cabraser, named by +Law360 among the most “Influential Women in Securities Law.” #legalawards #securitieslaw
As part of its series on Influential Women in Securities Law, Law360 (subscription) has published a profile of Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser. As the publication notes, “Long before Bernie Madoff left a permanent mark on the way regulators think about Ponzi schemes, Cabraser and her firm were going after fraudsters who flew below …
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Automaker #FiatChrysler announced a plan to proceed with a software fix to address #transmissionproblems that result in #rollaway  risks in over 1 million affected #Jeep  and #Dodge  vehicles including the #JeepGrandCherokee . 
As reported by Reuters and other news outlets, Fiat Chrysler has announced its intention to speed up the creation and provision of a software fix to address rollaway risks in over 1 million affected vehicles, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee implicated in the recent tragic death of actor Anton Yelchin. In April 2016, Fiat Chrysler …
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For years, Zofran was the most popular morning-sickness medication in the U.S. Now it’s being accused of causing birth defects. The larger issue is a drug-safety system that excludes women from clinical trials, potentially putting them and their babies at risk.
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Founded in 1972, Lieff Cabraser represents plaintiffs in individual cases and class actions in the fields of antitrust law, consumer protectiondefective products, employment lawenvironmental and toxic exposure, False Claims Act, personal injury, and securities fraud

A strong, principled sense of social responsibility drives us. We are committed to achieving justice for investors, consumers, employees, patients, and business owners; promoting safer products and fair competition; protecting our environment; assisting individuals blow the whistle on fraud; safeguarding the rights of patent and copyright holders; and remedying violations of the civil rights of citizens worldwide. Our comprehensive and diverse practice is unique among plaintiffs' law firms.

Our attorneys are recognized as some of the most qualified and skilled professionals in their fields. They are routinely appointed by federal and state courts to serve as leaders in national litigation. Many of our attorneys are directors and officers of local, state, and national bar organizations.

The National Law Journal has recognized Lieff Cabraser as one of the nation's top plaintiffs' law firms for eleven years. In compiling the list, the National Law Journal examines recent verdicts and settlements and looked for firms "representing the best qualities of the plaintiffs' bar and that demonstrated unusual dedication and creativity."

Best Lawyers and U.S. News have named Lieff Cabraser as a "Law Firm of the Year" each year the publications have given this award to law firms. For 2011-2012, we were recognized in the category of Mass Torts Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs. For 2013, the publications selected our firm as the nation’s premier plaintiffs’ law firm in the category of Employment Law – Individuals. For 2014, we have been again recognized in the category of Mass Torts Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs. Only one law firm in each practice area receives the “Law Firm of the Year” designation.

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