Partners Eric Gibbs and Michael Schrag will travel to Minneapolis this week to speak about the Lumber Liquidators litigation at the Plaintiffs-Only Hot Topics & Trends in Litigation Seminar presented by the American Association for Justice; and the Harris Martin Lumber Liquidators Flooring Litigation Conference. More »

On June 1, 2015, the Asian American Bar Association will present Leveling the Playing Field: Gender, Bias, and Asian Americans in the Law and Silicon Valley. Girard Gibbs attorney, Valerie H. Li, has helped organize the event as an AABA Civil Rights Committee member. More »

Gibbs Law Group partner Michael Schrag will join a team of three other faculty members this afternoon to host an American Association for Justice webinar concerning the Lumber Liquidators litigation. Members of AAJ who register to attend will hear faculty discuss the history of the company, the science implicated in the formaldehyde wood flooring case, and how to build the best case for the plaintiffs. More »

Gibbs Law Group LLP partners Eric Gibbs and Amy Zeman will be speaking at the upcoming Mass Tort Med School on May 7 and 8, presented by HB Litigation Conferences in Boca Raton, Florida. More »

The Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) will host its annual open house this Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at the BASF on Battery Street. The open house will provide new attorneys with an opportunity to network with Barristers Club members, meet the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Club’s various committees, and learn about upcoming Barristers Club events and ways to get involved. More »

On July 19, 2011, 73 former professional football players sued the NFL for failing to take reasonable actions to protect players from the dangers caused by concussive and sub-concussive head injuries and for concealing those dangers from the players. Since then, about 5,000 players have filed over 300 similar lawsuits against the NFL. Read the court’s memorandum on the settlement here. More »

Gibbs Law Group Attorney Phyra M. McCandless recently moderated a panel entitled “Views from the Front: Plaintiffs’ Perspective on Toxic Tort Litigation” at an annual meeting of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (ABA-TIPS) Toxic Torts and Environmental Law (TTEL) Committee. Ms. McCandless recruited distinguished and experienced toxic tort plaintiffs’ attorneys from across the country to speak at various panels at the conference, held on April 9-11, 2015, at the Arizona Biltmore. Conference attendees earned Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for participating. More »

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — On April 8, 2014, the law firm of Girard Gibbs LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against Catalina Restaurant Group, Inc. and Food Management Partners, Inc. on behalf of restaurant workers terminated from employment at Coco’s Bakery and Carrows locations within 30 days of April 3, 2015. The lawsuit alleges that Food Management Partners acquired Catalina on March 31, 2015, and closed approximately 75 Coco’s and Carrows restaurants the next day. More »

Daniel Girard will be speaking at the Multidistrict Litigation Institute hosted by the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies on April 9, 2015. The Institute will provide information and training to lawyers on how to manage and gain leadership roles in large and mass-tort MDLs. More »

Daniel Girard will participate as a panelist at a roundtable discussion on class actions at George Washington University Law School on April 8, 2015. Mr. Girard will serve on a panel with Judges Richard Posner and Anthony Sirica, Professor Samuel Issacharoff of New York University Law School and David Herr of Maslon LLP. More »