Class Actions

Update - Misclassification Class Actions

As promised, here is an update on the misclassification class action case we highlighted back on March 12, 2014. As you might recall, the case was Duran v. U.S. Bank (2012) 275 P. 3d 1266 in which loan officers sued U.S. Bank alleging they were misclassified as exempt employees and were entitled to overtime pay. Last Thursday, the Supreme Court issued its decision.


Consumer Attorney of the Year Award Nominations

Janssen Malloy LLP partners, W. Timothy Needham, Michael J. Crowley, Patrik Griego and Amelia F. Burroughs have been nominated by Consumer Attorneys of California for the organization’s Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.  The nomination arises from the firm’s handling of the seminal jury verdict case of 2010, Lavender vs.


Eureka Personal Injury Attorneys Finalists

News Release - For Immediate Release

June 21, 2011

Contact: Deborah Mathis, Communications Director - (202) 797-8600 or

Six California Lawyers Who Won Historic Verdict for Nursing Home Residents Are Finalists for Trial Lawyer of the Year Award


Distributing “cy pres” Funds

In recent class action cases that we have filed in Humboldt County and in other counties we’ve had occasion where all the funds have not been claimed after the claim process was finished.  We’ve been asked what is done with those remaining funds.

When a balance of class recovery remains after distribution to the individual class members, the court is faced with the issue of how to dispose of the remaining balance of the common fund.


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