A federal judge has awarded $2.556 million in damages to Steven Cooper, an 18-year Army veteran who sued the Veterans Administration for denying him access to medical care and failing to properly diagnose him with prostate cancer when it was still curable. Mr. Cooper, a 46-year-old United States Army veteran, developed health problems several years […]

Consumers alleging that Vizio violated various privacy and consumer protection laws by tracking and analyzing the viewing habits of Smart TV users without proper consent have survived a critical stage of the lawsuit. On March 2, 2017, the Honorable Josephine Staton of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California issued an order largely denying […]

Eric Gibbs, David Stein and Amy Zeman will be presenting at the upcoming Mass Tort Med School and Class Actions Conference on March 13-15th in Orlando, Florida. The conference, presented by HB Litigation Conferences, will provide a deep dive into a variety of issues of importance to practitioners, including the science and medicine of mass […]

Bloomberg Law Federal Contracts Report TM published an article this week on the recent dismissal of a False Claims Act Whistleblower case in which one of the company’s engineers charged Raytheon, a large defense contractor, with making false statements about the status of a $1 billion weather satellite program and concealing defects about the technology, […]

A.J. de Bartolomeo will present today on “Best Practices for Dealing with Objectors” at the 11th Annual CAOC Class Action Seminar in San Francisco hosted by CAOC and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.  The comprehensive program will cover a wide range of topics and developments that are critical to practicing class action attorneys, including: The […]

On January 23, 2017, Hon. Beth Freeman of the United States District Court, Northern District of California, granted final approval to a settlement that resolves a class action lawsuit filed in 2015 on behalf of owners and lessees of 2011-2014 model year Hyundai Sonata vehicles who alleged that their vehicles were sold with defective engines […]

Eric Gibbs co-chaired, and David Berger presented, at the Data Breach Litigation and Investigation Forum hosted by HB Litigation Conferences on January 24, 2017. The comprehensive program brought together a collection of leading plaintiff and defense attorneys, judges, regulators, insurance professionals and data breach experts for a critical discussion on developments and trends in data […]

We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our employment law practice with the addition of Steven Tindall as a partner in the firm. Steve is an accomplished attorney representing employees in individual and class action lawsuits involving employee misclassification, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, WARN Act, FCRA, and ERISA violations. […]

David Stein will present at the 2017 Annual Consumer Class Action Conference hosted by Bridgeport Continuing Education on January 13, 2017.  He is one of two faculty members who will lead the discussion entitled “Hot Topics and Trends in Prosecuting & Defending of Consumer Class Actions.”   David will provide the plaintiffs’ perspective on a number […]

David Berger and Aaron Blumenthal presented at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology on January 10, 2017 in an interactive program, entitled “Winning Strategies in Privacy and Data Security Class Actions: The Plaintiffs’ Perspective.” The discussion touched on a variety of current issues impacting complex data breach and privacy litigation, including: Standing issues in […]