201401.06
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New California Employment Laws for 2014

A host of new employment laws take effect in 2014, many of which went into effect on January 1, 2014. Below is a summary of a few of the new laws affecting the employment arena in 2014. Sexual Harassment Definition SB 292 amends the definition of harassment to clarify that sexually harassing conduct does not…

201401.03
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Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Announces Investigation of INTL FCStone, Inc.

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, a shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of INTL FCStone, Inc. (“INTL FCStone” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: INTL) concerning whether certain officers and directors breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders and/or caused the Company to issue materially misleading statements. INTL FCStone is…

201312.18
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California Supreme Court Depublishes Court of Appeal Decision Requiring Employees To Exhaust Administrative Remedies Before Filing Certain Labor Code Claims

Aaron MacDonald, a former employee for the State of California and the California State Assembly, complained to his supervisors that one of them was smoking illegally at the office.  Less than two weeks later, he was fired.  MacDonald filed suit for retaliatory discharge in violation of Labor Code §1102.5 and retaliatory and discriminatory discharge in…

201312.09
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ZHE Announces Investigation and Filing of Case Against AOL

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, a consumer rights litigation firm, has commenced an investigation and filed a lawsuit against AOL over allegations that AOL charges consumers for services they don’t use.  AOL’s “‘dirty little secret . . .is that seventy-five percent of the people who subscribe to AOL’s dial-up service don’t need it.’” If this has happened to…

201311.13
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Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Successfully Represent Client Through Appeal

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP attorneys Alreen Haeggquist and Aaron Olsen  successfully defended a former employee through trial in a case brought by his former employer involving alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract.  Ms. Haeggquist and Mr. Olsen not only helped obtain a verdict on behalf of their client, but persuaded the…

201310.25
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Zeldes, Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Announces Investigation of NQ Mobile, Inc.

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, a shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, has commenced an investigation into claims on behalf of purchasers of  NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) (“NQ or the “Company”) securities concerning potential violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by Company offices and directors during…

201310.22
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Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Announces Investigation of Bankrate, Inc.

[join ] Zeldes, Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, a shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, has commenced an investigation into Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE:RATE) (“Bankrate”) to determine whether the directors and officers of the Company have engaged in wrongdoing to the detriment of the Company and its shareholders. Bankrate is a publisher and distributor of online personal…

201310.09
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Class Action Certified Against Sony for Defective Laptop Touchpads

On September 25, 2013, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California issued an order granting class certification to California and New Jersey residents who allege Sony Electronics, Inc.  knowingly marketed and sold laptops containing defective touchpad components.  A redacted copy of the order can be found here.  “This is a great decision…

201308.28
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Zeldes, Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Announces Investigation of KiOR, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIOR)

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP has commenced an investigation into possible violations of the federal securities laws and other violations of law by certain officers and directors at KiOR, Inc. (“KiOR”) (NASDAQ: KIOR). KiOR is a renewable fuels company based in Pasadena, Texas that utilizes a proprietary biomass-conversion fuel technology platform for the production and…

201308.16
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Zeldes, Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Announces Investigation of Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX)

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP  has commenced an investigation into Dynavax Technologies Corporation (“Dynavax” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: DVAX) to determine whether certain officers and directors of the Company breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders. Dynavax is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of products for the prevention and treatment infectious…