Blog

Deadly Camp Fire Tears through Northern California

November 16, 2018

The deadly and destructive Camp Fire wildfire has destroyed more than 153, 000 acres, over 18,000 homes and other buildings, and has claimed 86 lives. One of the questions being asked is whether a power line or some other malfunctioning electrical equipment was a factor in starting the fire. Our legal team is working with authorities in investigating the cause and representing families and businesses impacted by the wildfire, helping them to recover for personal losses and assist in moving forward. We welcome any calls and are ready to help.

For related news coverage, click here.

Categorised in: Environmental Protection



Women Seeking Class Action Against Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Recover Lost Wages

November 8, 2018

Two women who worked at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are challenging the IT giant in court for gender-based pay discrimination. The two women are seeking a class action to recover not only their lost wages but also those of all current and former female employees working at HPE in California anytime from 2016 to the present. Zimmerman Reed is privileged to be part of the legal team seeking fairness for these women.

To read more about this case, click here.

Categorised in: Gender Gap Pay



2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 5, 2018

Congratulations to our Zimmerman Reed partners recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars honorees. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations and recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. Rising Stars of Law is a designation recognizing the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

The following ZR attorneys have been named as Super Lawyers:

The following ZR attorneys have been named as Rising Stars:

Categorised in: Attorneys, Firm News



Chris Ridout Appointed to Leadership Role in Apple iPhone Battery MDL

May 15, 2018

Zimmerman Reed partner Chris Ridout has been appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee on behalf of consumers nationwide in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Apple.  The MDL litigation relates to allegations that Apple purposely slowed down the performance of older iPhones following a software update, and failed to inform its customers, presumably to force customers into buying a new iPhone or replacement battery. To learn more about the lawsuit, visit https://www.zimmreed.com/case/iphone-battery-slowdown/.

Categorised in: Attorneys, Consumer Protection



abilify-gambling

Abilify Settlements Reached In Three Bellwether Cases Set For Trial This Summer

May 2, 2018

Weeks before the first three Abilify cases were set to be tried in June, parties agreed to settle following mediation. Abilify, a widely-prescribed drug, is used to treat those suffering from schizophrenia, depression, or bipolar disorder. People taking Abilify have alleged the drug caused them to experience uncontrollable and impulsive behaviors to gamble. In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert and update to the Abilify label to include an increased risk of impulsive behaviors of pathological gambling and hypersexuality. More than 800 Abilify lawsuits are currently pending in Florida – these lawsuits were centralized in a multidistrict litigation (MDL).  Bellwether trials are part of the MDL process to provide insight to both parties of how a jury might rule in a similar Abilify lawsuit trial.  To learn more about the case, please visit https://www.zimmreed.com/case/abilify-compulsive-gambling.

Categorised in: Drug & Device



June Hoidal to Speak at 2018 MWL Conference for Women in the Law

April 19, 2018

Zimmerman Reed partner June Hoidal was selected as one of the speakers for a panel on “Getting to the Top of the Big Top: Strategies for Increasing Women’s Leadership in Mid-Sized and Large Law Firms.”  The conference will be held on April 27, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis hosted by Minnesota Women’s Lawyers (MWL). MWL is an association of nearly 1,300 attorneys, judges, law students and legal employers, dedicated to advancing the success of women attorneys and striving for a just society – learn more at www.mwlawyers.org.

Categorised in: Attorneys, Firm News



Brian Gudmundson Appointed to Leadership Role in Equifax Data Breach MDL

February 13, 2018

Zimmerman Reed partner Brian Gudmundson has been appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) on behalf of financial institutions nationwide in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Equifax.  The MDL litigation relates to Equifax’s massive data breach, which compromised the sensitive personal information of nearly half the United States population.  The PSC, along with Co-Lead and Co-Liaison counsel, will seek to recover losses experienced by financial institutions who issued payment cards that were stolen in the data breach, and who rely on Equifax to provide information to facilitate the extension of credit and other services to customers.  To learn more about the investigation, visit www.zimmreed.com/case/equifax-data-breach/.

Categorised in: Consumer Protection



State of Minnesota Announces New Year Limits on Dicamba Use

December 12, 2017

According to The Associated Press, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced restrictions on how farmers can use the popular herbicide, dicamba, which is set to go into effect in 2018. The MDA set a June 20 deadline for applying the herbicide and has banned applications when the temperature is above 85 degrees. The MDA has received 253 complaints from soybean growers. Researchers at the University of Minnesota approximate that 265,000 acres across the state have been affected by dicamba drift. Learn more about our investigation and how we are helping farmers recover damages.

Categorised in: Environmental Protection



Dometic Corp. Under Fire

September 28, 2017

RV owners have filed a class action suit against Dometic Corp. alleging a design defect rendering them a serious fire hazard risk. The Legal NewsLine reports that Dometic released a line of gas absorption fridges that were prone to premature corrosion, stress fatigue and cracks, causing noxious and flammable chemicals and gases inside the sealed boiler tubes to leak. Consumers further allege that Dometic knew of the refrigerator fire risk, but did not disclose that information to the public. To learn more about the investigation, visit zimmreed.com/case/dometic-refrigerator-fire-risk/.

Categorised in: Class Action, Consumer Protection



Dicamba Drift Dubbed “Scandal of the Year”

September 22, 2017

NPR reports that authorities in Arkansas have forged a plan to ban dicamba next year. The news comes after over 1,000 complaints have been issued by local farmers in the state citing that the herbicide has been prone to drifting to neighboring fields, stunting the growth of their crops. To learn more about the investigation, visit zimmreed.com/case/dicamba-herbicide-drift/.

Categorised in: Environmental Protection