Posts Categorized: Consumer Protection

Insurance Companies Denying COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

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COVID-19 Business Insurance Claim Denial

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected businesses in ways no other event has since World War II. The rapid spread of COVID-19, along with government orders limiting the movement and gathering of people, has resulted in the mandatory closures of businesses throughout the United States. Not surprisingly, these orders have resulted in significant income losses for… Read more »

Chris Ridout Appointed to Leadership Role in Apple iPhone Battery MDL

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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… Read more »

Brian Gudmundson Appointed to Leadership Role in Equifax Data Breach MDL

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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… Read more »

Dometic Corp. Under Fire

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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… Read more »

Minnesota Supreme Court Decides to Hear Challenge to State’s Management of Unclaimed Property

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Minnesota Supreme Court grants further review of Appellate ruling on dormant accounts with large sums of money that the Minnesota Department of Commerce seized. Initially, this system was put in place in 1969 to protect inactive financial accounts and properties from financial institutions under the Minnesota Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act (MUPA). In 2015,… Read more »

Home Depot Settles Data Breach Case for $25M

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As reported by Law360, the home improvement retailer, Home Depot, agreed to pay $25 million to settle a class action involving a data breach that jeopardized the personal and financial information of 56 million credit and debit card holders. Zimmerman Reed represents financial institutions that will now qualify to recover financial losses in addressing and… Read more »