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News Items 2014

June 18, 2014 - Newsweek Reports on Firm’s work for Steven Hatfill in defamation case against Vanity Fair and successful legal pursuit of South African slanderer, Newsweek

May 16, 2014 – Law Firm Releases Video Series To Help Whistleblowers Understand Their Rights And Fight Fraud

May 13, 2014 – SuperLawyers Honors All Four Tycko & Zavareei Partners

April 24, 2014 – Goodman Air Conditioners Have Defective Coils, Alleges A Class Action Lawsuit Filed In North Carolina

April 18, 2014 – Class Action Lawsuit Alleges That Target-Brand Flushable Wipes Are Not Suitable For Flushing And Can Clog Pipes And Damage Sewer And Septic Systems

March 18, 2014 – Liability for Banks for Payday Lending: Risks to Consider, American Bar Association

February 10, 2014 – Oral Argument Before the D.C. Circuit In The APA Assessment Fee Litigation Scheduled For February 14, 2014

January 27th, 2014 – Justice Department Inquiry Takes Aim at Banks’ Business With Payday Lenders, New York Times

News Items 2013

December 13th, 2013 – Important Litigation Notices, Keller Rohrback

December 5th, 2013 – Jos. A. Bank Gets Subpoena In Ohio Over Advertising, Marketing Practices, The Wall Street Journal

November 14th, 2013 – District of Columbia Court Allows Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fraud Claims To Proceed To Trial

November 9th, 2013 – Fight against illegal payday loans turns to banks, StarTribune

November 7th, 2013 – Judge allows overdraft lawsuit against Umpqua Bank in California to proceed, The Oregonian

November 6th, 2013 – Higher One agrees to $15 million settlement to resolve charges over fees, inside higher ed

November 6th, 2013 – Controversial Student Finance Company Reaches Preliminary $15 Million Settlement In Class Action, buzzFeed

November 5th, 2013 – Excessive Overdraft Claims will go to juryCourthouse News Service

October 31, 2013 – Checking Account with Debit Card Feature A ‘Service’ Under California Consumer Law, BNA’s Bankruptcy Law Reporter

October 30, 2013 – Florida Class Action Lawsuit Alleges that Perdue Farm’s “Humanely Raised” Labels on Chickens Mislead Consumers

October 01, 2013 – Court Of Appeals Affirms Class Certification in Lawsuit Against Firstmerit Bank Related to Bank’s Unfair and Deceptive Overdraft Fee Practices

June 10, 2013 – Partner Andrea R. Gold Named “2013 Rising Star” by Super Lawyers

March 10, 2013 – Jonathan Tycko a Featured Speaker at the International Boston Seafood Show

February 15, 2013 – Legal Aid of Western Missouri Receives Nearly $800,000 to Provide Services to Low-Income Citizens

January 15, 2013 – Class Certification Granted in Lawsuit Against FirstMerit Bank Related to Bank’s Unfair and Deceptive Overdraft Fee Practices

News Items 2012

November 13, 2012  – Tycko & Zavareei LLP Files Goodman Air Conditioner Class Action Lawsuit

April 20, 2012 – Students Clamor Over Higher One Fees, Courthouse News Service

April 16, 2012 – CXtec Agrees to $2 Million Partial Settlement of Qui Tam Whistleblower Case, PR Newswire

February 15, 2012 – Overdraft Settlements of $9 Million by Bank of Hawaii and $1.2 Million by Central Pacific Are OK’d, Honolulu Star Advertiser

February 2, 2012 – Tycko & Zavareei’s Microwave Oven Class Action Lawsuit Against GE Featured in Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports Magazine March 2012

January 3, 2012 – California Law Firm Files Lawsuit Against Umpqua Bank for Deceptive Overdraft Fees, Top Secret Writers

News Items 2011

December 30, 2011 – Add Umpqua to Roster of Banks Sued for Overdraft Practices, American Banker

December 29, 2011 – Lawsuit Filed Against Umpqua Bank for Unfair and Deceptive Assessment of Overdraft Fees, PR Newswire

November 01, 2011 – Bottom Line – Sexual Claims Common in Pressure-Cooker Restaurant World, The Bottom Line on MSNBC

August 2, 2011 – Bank of Hawaii Settles Overdraft Fee Lawsuit for $9 Million

February 17, 2011 – Bank of Hawaii Accused of Manipulating Overdraft Fees

January 20, 2011 – Judge OK’s Tycko & Zavareei’s Settlement for Unfair Overdraft Charges, Courthouse News Service

January 11, 2011 – D.C. Judge OKs $12m Class Settlement Against National City Bank, Blog of LegalTimes

News Items 2010

December 01, 2010 – Tycko & Zavareei LLP Helps Achieve $9.5 million Proposed Settlement Of Overdraft Fee Class Action Against Fifth Third Bank, Chicago Tribune

November 29, 2010 – Court To Notify Fifth Third Bank Customers About A Class Action Settlement Involving Overdraft Fees

September 30, 2010 – Most GE Microwave Claims Survive Bid to Nix, Law360.com

September 15, 2010 – Tycko & Zavareei publishes inaugural issue of Whistleblower Law Newsletter

August 26, 2010 – In case argued by Jonathan Tycko, the D.C. Court of Appeals holds that transaction at Waterside Towers apartment complex violated tenants’ rights under the D.C. Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act

August 24, 2010 – Bank of Oklahoma Sued for Improper Overdraft Fees

August 3, 2010 – Magistrate Judge Sanctions GE for Violation of Court Order And Orders GE to Produce Documents, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

June 18, 2010 – Tycko & Zavareei brings lawsuit against Washington Capitals over team logo, Washington Business Journal

June 11, 2010 – Tycko & Zavareei, together with Stueve Siegel, brings suit against Washington Capitals For Copyright Infringement, Enhanced Online News

May 6, 2010 – Tycko & Zavareei joins attorneys for National Consumers League in filing Amicus brief in support of D.C.’s Private Attorney General statute

May 3, 2010 –Tycko & Zavareei LLP Investigating Energy Star fraud

April 30, 2010 – Jonathan Tycko and Melanie Williamson publish “Commentary: Health Care Overhaul Bill Amends False Claims Act to Limit the Reach of the ‘Public Disclosure Bar’”, Main Justice

April 30, 2010 – Customer sues Webster Bank on overdraft fees, Hartford Business Journal

April 30, 2010 – Tycko & Zavareei, together with Izard Nobel, brings suit against Webster Bank for Overdraft Fee Policy, CTWatchdog.com

April 8, 2010 – Missouri Man Sues UMB Over Overdraft Practices, Kansas City News

April 8, 2010 – Missouri resident files lawsuit against UMB Bank for overdraft fees, The Missourian

April 8, 2010 – Overdraft fees prompt lawsuit against Kansas City-based UMB Bank, Dolan Media Newswires

April 8, 2010 – KC law firm files class action against UMB, Joplin Independent

March 23, 2010 – Walgreens Settles FTC Case Over Cold and Flu Treatment Ads, The Blog of Legal Times

February 9, 2010 – Citizens hit with 2 possible class-action lawsuits, Boston Herald

February 5, 2010 – Lawsuits Accusing Banks of Illegal Overdraft Fees Start to Add Up, The National Law Journal

February 2, 2010 – Fifth Third Bank Sued Over Overdraft Fees, ConsumerAffairs.com

February 2, 2010 – Fifth Third Sued for Overdraft Fees, Bank Talk

ABC News Channel 5 Special Investigation: Microwave Danger

Hassan Zavareei Featured In ABC News Channel 9 Report On Overdraft Fee Lawsuit Against Fifth Third Bank

ABC News Channel 7 Interviews Hassan Zavareei Regarding Class Action Against GE Filed By Firm

Hassan Zavareei Quoted In ABC News 15 Report On Microwave Oven Class Action

News Items 2009

December 11, 2009 – Jonathan Tycko quoted in BNA’s Corporate Accountability Report in article on proposed SEC whistleblower program

September 23, 2009 – Court Gives Final Approval To Settlement of True.com Class Action Lawsuit

September 21, 2009 – Two New Attorneys Join The Firm

May 29, 2009 – Tycko & Zavareei LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit Against GE Alleging Spontaneous Microwave Fires

May 27, 2009 – Washington City Paper publishes article about Jonathan Tycko’s successful representation of tenants who challenged fraudulent condominium conversion vote

May 20, 2009 – Tycko & Zavareei LLP Initiates Nationwide Class Action Against General Electric And Samsung Alleging Dangerous Defect in Microwave Ovens

April 22, 2009 – Tycko & Zavareei LLP Files Lawsuit By Clearwire Subscribers Alleging Misleading Advertising And Unlawful Early Termination Fees

March 26, 2009 – Court Rules In Favor Of Tenants Represented By Tycko & Zavareei LLP In Lawsuit Challenging “95/5” Sale And Eviction Of Tenants

News Items 2008

March 4, 2008 – Information About The Airborne Health, Inc. Settlement, And Other Ongoing Litigation Alleging False And Deceptive Marketing Of Airborne®

News Items 2007

December 31, 2007 – Court of Appeals Rules In Favor Of Plaintiffs Represented by Tycko & Zavareei LLP In Case Arising Out of Defects At The Ritz-Carlton Condominiums

June 12, 2007 – Tycko & Zavareei LLP Brings Class Action Against Dating Website True.com, Alleging That Company Continues To Charge Customers After Cancellation

May 24, 2007 – Tycko & Zavareei LLP Brings Class Action Against Airborne Health, LLC And Others Over Deceptive Advertising Of The “Airborne” Heath Formula

April, 2007 – Article By Jonathan Tycko on D.C.’s Tenant Opportunity To Purchase Law Published In DC Trial, A Publication Of The Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

February 26, 2007 – Hassan A. Zavareei releases statement concerning defamation lawsuit brought by Dr. Steven J. Hatfill against the publishers of Vanity Fair and Readers Digest

News Items 2006

December 22, 2006 – Tycko & Zavareei LLP Brings Class Action Alleging Illegal Price Fixing By Major Producers Of Memory Chips

July 14, 2006 – Tycko & Zavareei LLP Represents Non-Profit In $8.5 Million Purchase Of Apartment Building That Will Preserve Almost 150 Units Of Affordable Housing In The District Of Columbia

May 17, 2006 – Court Rules In Favor Of Tenants Association In Case Challenging 95/5 Transactions, Concluding That Transactions May Have Been “Shams”

April 14, 2006 – Partner Jonathan K. Tycko Quoted in Washington City Paper Article, “Condominium Emptor:  The District’s Real-Estate ‘lemon law’ has no teeth.”

February 2006 – Jonathan Tycko Publishes Article On Responding To Falsification Of Evidence

January 24, 2006 – Jonathan Tycko Provides Testimony to the Committee on Consumer & Regulatory Affairs of the D.C. Council on Important Landlord-Tenant Issue

News Items 2005

December 2005 – Partner Jonathan K. Tycko Coauthors Article on Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 in Antitrust magazine

November 21, 2005 – Partner Jonathan Tycko Testifies on the Rental Housing Act before Committee on Consumer & Regulatory Affairs

November 16, 2005 – D.C. Court of Appeals Hears Oral Arguments in Case Challenging The Legality Of So-Called “95-5” Transactions

October 2005 – Tycko & Zavareei LLP Reaches Favorable Settlement for Lockheed Martin Corporation in Superfund Litigation

August 4, 2005 – District of Columbia Court of Appeals Issues Decision in Breezevale v. Dickinson, Vindicating The Ability Of The Courts To Protect Themselves Against Parties Who Rely Upon Intentionally Falsified Evidence

June 23, 2005 – Judge Alprin of the D.C. Superior Court Issued Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in Weiss v. Home Consulting Plus, Inc., d/b/a Housing Made Simple

May 10, 2005 – Tycko & Zavareei LLP Presents Oral Argument in DC Court of Appeals in 2200 M Street LLC, et al. v. Mackell, et al.

News Items 2004

June 2004 – Tycko & Zavareei LLP Awarded Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs Outstanding Achievement Award

April 2004 – Partner Hassan A. Zavareei Assists in Obtaining Landmark Jury Verdict in Favor of Tenants Evicted from Their Homes.

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