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HTMLFlorida Tobacco Certiorari Petitions Denied
Jordan Elias; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The United States Supreme Court today denied R.J. Reynolds' petition for a writ of certiorari in the federal Engle progeny litigation, along with petitions in nine state-court Engle progeny cases.

 

HTMLWhat Does GM's Fine by NHTSA for Faulty Ignition Mean for Victims?
Todd A. Walburg; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 2, 2014
Last month, General Motors agreed to pay a $35 million fine to settle a probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over its delayed safety recall for failing to report the potentially deadly defect earlier.

 

HTMLCalifornia Legislature Called Upon to Protect Consumers from Fraud
Kristen Law Sagafi; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 8, 2014
On May 6, 2014, I testified before the California Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Senate Bill 1188, which would restore an important protection for consumers. Sponsored by state Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, the bill ensures that consumers can hold manufacturers accountable for producing...

 

HTMLTrustee Offers $100 Million Settlement in Meningitis Outbreak
Mark P. Chalos; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014
As announced by the Tennessean, the trustee in the bankruptcy case of the drug firm blamed for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak has asked a federal judge to approve a plan that would provide about $100 million to the victims and survivors from the owners and their insurance companies.

 

HTMLCourt Decision Paves Path For Start Of NCAA Student Athletes Suit
Eric B. Fastiff; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 23, 2014
On April 14, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken denied the NCAA's motion for summary judgment and granted in part plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment, paving the way for trial in the case to start in June 2014.

 

HTMLMassive GM Recall Highlights Importance of Civil Justice System
Mark P. Chalos; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra recently told Congress that GM is sorry for the American families whose loved ones were killed or injured by a deadly ignition defect present in millions of GM vehicles. While it is noteworthy that Ms. Barra has now admitted that GM's conduct has caused numerous deaths...

 

HTMLFederal Jury Awards Punitive Damages In Actos Bladder Cancer Trial
Stephen H. Cassidy; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014
A federal jury in Louisiana yesterday ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and Eli Lilly & Company to pay $1,475,000 in compensatory damages, finding that they failed to adequately warn about bladder-cancer risks of their diabetes medicine Actos. Jurors also found that Takeda and Lilly...

 

HTMLUpdate On Settlement Of Antitrust Suit Against Comdata And Truck Stop Chains
Eric B. Fastiff; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 18, 2014
Earlier this year, a settlement of $130 million plus prospective relief was reached in a class action lawsuit brought by truck stops and other retail fueling facilities that paid percentage-based transaction fees to Comdata on proprietary card transactions using Comdata's over-the-road fleet card.

 

HTMLWhat is the Difference Between B-1 and H-1B Visas?
Daniel M. Hutchinson; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014
B-1 visas are for business persons traveling to the U.S. for a short-term visit, such as to attend a conference, negotiate a contract, or participate in short-term training. B-1 visa holders generally may not perform skilled or unskilled labor while in the U.S. H-1B visas are for foreign nationals...

 

HTMLGM Ignition Switch Cited in Near Fatal Texas Crash
Todd A. Walburg; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014
Vehicle after an alleged GM ignition defect accident Two days before Christmas last year, Texas resident Tiffany Adams was driving her 2007 Pontiac Solstice on a clear day, while wearing her seat belt, when the vehicle suddenly went out of control, traveled off the road, and collided with a tree....

 


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