Firm News: Mar. 2015

Pioneer Bank Data Breach Draws W&L Probe

W&L today announced it is investigating claims from customers of Pioneer Bank who suffered — or fear they soon will suffer — economic harm from a data breach made possible by the Jan. 26 theft of one of the Troy, New York-based financial institution’s laptop computers. The laptop contained highly sensitive information about an undisclosed number of…

W&L Brings Class Action Against Lumber Liquidators

UPDATE 2/22/2016: We are no longer pursuing this Lumber Liquidators lawsuit. Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., on Wednesday filed a class action lawsuit seeking to make Lumber Liquidators, Inc., pay restitution to consumers who purchased from the home-improvements retailer certain brands of laminate flooring found to emit high levels of health-harming formaldehyde, the law firm announced.…

W&L Files Data Breach Lawsuit Against Premera Blue Cross

UPDATE: As of March 31, 2015, W&L can only consider your case if you have experienced actual fraud. This would include unauthorized charges on your credit cards or accounts opened in your name. It also includes notification from medical professionals or facilities for treatment you never received, or from the IRS that your tax refund…

ABA Section on Litigation Invites Relkin to Speak

W&L’s Ellen Relkin will be speaking at the American Bar Association Section of Litigation conference on the topic of multidistrict litigation. Relkin will be participating in the session “Judicial Quasi-Class Actions — Managing MDL and Mass Tort Litigation Through Innovative Case Management and Judicial Control over the Appointment of Lead Counsel, Mediation and Settlement, Attorney Fees,…

W&L Taking Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement Cases

Weitz & Luxenberg is now investigating cases in which patients suffered harm from use of a Zimmer Persona knee replacement device. The porous coated, uncemented Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate was voluntarily recalled on Feb. 16 and was categorized as a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Class II recall on March 12. The…

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