Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP and its lawyers in the news:
Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Files Consumer Fraud Class Action Against Trump University
Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP is class counsel in a nationwide consumer fraud class action filed against Trump University, alleging Trump University made materially false and misleading misstatements in its advertising and in its real estate seminars, in violation of federal and state law.
- August 18, 2011 – San Diego Union Tribune - “Trump U. lawsuit brought The Donald to San Diego”
- May 25, 2011 – CNN, “Is Trump University a Scam?“
- May 19, 2011 – New York Times, “New York Attorney General Is Investigating Trump’s For-Profit School“
- May 12, 2011 – New York Times, “Buying a Trump Property, or So They Thought“
- May 7, 2011 – Forbes, “Trump University’s Unhappy Students.”
- May 6, 2011 – The Huffington Post, “Trump’s ‘University’ Accused of Scamming Customers.”
- May 5, 2011 – San Francisco Chronicle, “Trump’s Real Estate Courses Didn’t Deliver, Lawsuit Says.”
- April 26, 2011 – The Trump University lawsuit was featured on NPR’s “These Days” with Alison St. John and KPBS Legal Analyst Dan Eaton.
- April 19, 2011 - NBC Nightly News airs a story on Donald Trump, mentioning Trump University.
CardioNet Securities Complaint upheld
A California judge on Friday denied CardioNet Inc’s motion to dismiss a putative securities class action alleging the heart monitor maker made false statements about its reimbursement rate in the run-up to its 2008 initial public offering.
“Lessons Learned from Mentors of the Past,” by Amber Eck and Jeremiah Moffit, The Bencher, January/February 2011.
Amber Eck’s co-authored article on Mentoring has been published in the national American Inn of Court magazine, The Bencher.
“Sony, Best Buy Can’t Shake Shoddy Laptop Claims,” Class Action Law 360, 11/2/10
Class Action Law 360 reported on the Order upholding Zeldes & Haeggquist’s consumer class action against Sony, noting that “a federal judge has mostly rejected Sony Electronics Inc. and Best Buy Co. Inc’s attempts to toss a nationwide class action alleging they manufactured and sold defective Sony VAIO notebooks.
San Diego County Bar Association, Annual Judicial Reception
Aaron Olsen and Amber Eck attended the San Diego County Bar Association’s Annual Judicial Reception, as reported in the June 20, 2010 SDCBA Bar Report.
Amber Eck and Ricky Maveety Join San Diego Boutique Law Firm Zeldes & Haeggquist, LLP
Zeldes & Haeggquist, LLP is proud to announce the addition of two tremendous attorneys to their team: Amber Eck and Ricky Maveety. These two new attorneys bring 37 years of collective experience to the table, expanding the firm’s established consumer, business and employment practice areas to include securities; wills, trusts and estates; and corporate formation work.
Amber Recently Returned from a March 2010 Volunteer Trip to Rancho Genesis
Amber Eck is a volunteer for Genesis Diez in Ensenada – a non-profit organization which serves orphans, migrant, indigenous and disabled children in Baja. Amber recently returned from a volunteer trip to Rancho Genesis in March, 2010, working on construction projects at the ranch, and serving needy local children and families.
Amber Eck Received the Distinguished Service Award
Amber Eck received the Distinguished Service Award for pro bono service in Sanchez v. County of San Diego(2002), which was the subject of a “Colbert Report” feature and the Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Service Award for Badua v. City of San Diego (1999).
Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck Files Complaint Against Apple For Antitrust Violations
The complaint charges the company with maintaining an illegal monopoly on the digital music market. Apple has engaged in “tying and monopolizing behavior, placing unneeded and unjustifiable technological restrictions on its most popular products in an effort to restrict consumer choice, and to restrain what little remains of its competition in the digital music markets,” the complaint states. “Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs had himself compared Apple’s digital music dominance to Microsoft’s personal computer operating system dominance, calling Apple’s Music Store ‘the Microsoft of music stores’ in a meeting with financial analysts.”
Lawsuit Filed Against IBM, Ford, General Motors, Daimler, and Barclays for Committing Human Rights Violations in South Africa During Apartheid
Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck served as class counsel in a South Africa Apartheid class action on behalf of South African plaintiffs. The Complaint, filed October 27, 2008, alleges that five multinational companies collaborated and acted purposefully with the South African government to commit human rights violations including apartheid, itself a crime against humanity. Other claims allege complicity in extrajudicial killings, torture, de-nationalization, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment during the apartheid regime. The companies named in the suit are Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays), Ford Motor Company (Ford), General Motors Corporation (GM), Daimler AG (Daimler) and International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). The case is moving forward, after the court denied Defendants’ motions to dismiss in part in a 136-page order on April 8, 2009, and on September 3, 2009, the South African government withdrew its opposition to the case proceeding in the United States in the District of New York.
From: Harvard Law School, Human Rights Program website; PDF Version
Helen Zeldes Featured in “GIRLS THINK TANK MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO” YouTube Video
Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, Girls Think Tank board members, are honored when Girls Think Tank receives the 2008 Leadership Award for work on homelessness by Channel 10 News.