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Holland Law Firm Names New Partner, R. Seth Crompton

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 3:39 PM
The Holland Law Firm proudly announces that Seth Crompton has been named a partner in the firm. Seth graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 2005, and after spending the first half of his career defending corporate entities, the last 5 years have been spent with the firm helping individuals, union members, consumers, and small businesses who have been harmed by large corporations. He has tried cases to verdict in state and federal court and litigated cases across the country.


Eric Holland Speaks at Complex Litigation Symposium

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:01 PM
For the third straight year, the Holland Law Firm's Eric Holland spoke on a panel at the Annual Complex Litigation Symposium in New Orleans.  The 14th annual symposium is a who's who of the national complex litigation bench and bar, with speakers including deans of universities and law schools, along with the nation's leading complex litigation academicians, jurists, and members of the bar, both plaintiff and defense.  Holland's panel at this year's symposium addressed cutting edge developments in federal court complex litigation and featured a federal judge, a special master, a university dean and defense counsel. 

Eric Holland and the Holland Law Firm represent plaintiffs in complex cases including railroad, maritime, pharmaceutical, medical device and class actions.  The firm has obtained record-setting jury verdicts and resolved complex cases ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars. Holland has been appointed by federal judges to a variety of leadership positions...

Nationwide Wire Harness Settlement Approved by Federal Court

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Saturday, January 24, 2015 6:26 AM
East St. Louis, Illinois—A federal judge in the Southern District of Illinois has granted final approval of a nationwide settlement of a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of all owners and lessees of 2005 and 2006 Volkswagen Jetta vehicles who experienced a failure in their driver’s side wire harness.  A wire harness failure can result in the loss of power windows, power door locks and other electronically controlled accessories on the vehicle.  The settlement as approved by the Honorable Staci M. Yandle provides for repair or reimbursement for those who have experienced such a failure.  The alleged wire harness defect does not present a safety issue with the vehicle.

The Holland Law Firm, along with co-counsel, filed the first VW wire harness case in the United States in 2013, which eventually was amended to include class representatives from various states across the country.  The approved nationwide settlement provides an extended warranty plan on the affected vehicles that is more than double the...

New York Times Interviews Eric Holland Regarding Guardrail Lawsuit

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:05 PM
In an article appearing on December 11th, the New York Times quoted Holland Law Firm partner Eric Holland in connection with its ongoing investigation and the Holland Law Firm’s lawsuit regarding Trinity Guardrails.

Missouri Supreme Court Denies Fresenius Bid to Throw Dialysis Death Cases out of Court in St Louis

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Monday, December 1, 2014 4:22 PM
The Missouri Supreme Court denied yet another attempt by Fresenius Medical Care, the largest dialysis provider in the U.S., to dismiss cases from Missouri state court which claim that Fresenius’ dialysis product, Granuflo®, caused the deaths of hundreds of victims.  The cases, filed in the 22nd Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri, allege that Fresenius knew that its Granuflo® dialysate provided a deadly composition due to a reformulation in 2004 yet failed to update its machines to account for the reformulated concentrate which delivered an extra dose of bicarbonate that caused deadly heart events. 

The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus filed by Fresenius without comment or explanation, marking the fourth such defeat for Fresenius in its attempts to stop the victims’ cases from proceeding.  There are hundreds of similar cases pending in Missouri courts which allege that Fresenius knew that its...

Eric Holland To Address Louisiana State Bar Association Maritime Symposium

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Sunday, September 7, 2014 3:05 PM
Eric D. Holland has once again been asked to address the Louisiana State Bar Association's Maritime Symposium.  This year's conference, to be held in New Orleans, will feature a variety of speakers and panels addressing cutting edge issues in maritime law.  Holland will join others on the topic of punitive damages in maritime cases, with a partiuclar focus on the availabiity of the remedy for seamen in claims for maintenance and cure and under the general maritime law.  Generally, seamen in the United States are covered by the Jones Act, a federal statute that incorporates the provisons of the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) for railroad workers.  However, unlike railroad workers, seamen are generally allowed to recover puntive damages in certain narrow circumstances.  The panel will explore the jurisprudence in this arena in depth and discuss recent cases and how those cases might impact future litigation.

Holland Law Firm handles both FELA and Jones Act cases for those injured on railroads or the navigable waters of the United States.  The firm has handled and tried cases across the country for those injured and killed as a result of corporate negligence in these arenas.  For further information please contact the firm at info@allfela.com or toll free at 1-877-ALL-FELA.

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Missouri Judge Rejcts Forced Arbitration in Tamko Shingle Litigation

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Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:42 AM
Holland Law Firm attorneys Eric Holland and R. Seth Crompton, along with co-counsel firms, recently defeated an attempt by Tamko Building Products, Inc to send all claims of homeowners who have experienced problems with their Tamko shingles to forced arbitration.  This represents a significant victory for consumers and homeowners against being forced into arbitration without their consent, which would strip away valuable rights and block access to courts for alleged wrongdoing. 

 

This class action suit against Tamko was filed in its hometown of Joplin, MO on April 15, 2014.  Plaintiffs alleged that Tamko shingles are defective in that they blister and crack, leading to early granule loss, increased moisture absorption, and permit other property damage to the other building components and to the interior of the house. In response, Tamko moved to compel arbitration by arguing that an arbitration clause placed on the package of each of the bundles of shingles should be enforced against homeowners. ...

$40 million Dollar Nationwide Settlement Receives Preliminary Approval in VW Wire Harness Litigation

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Friday, May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
The St. Louis based complex litigation firm Holland Groves is pleased to announce that preliminary approval has been granted to a nationwide class action settlement involving allegations that Volkswagen sold 2005 and 2006 model year Jettas with defective door wiring harnesses that can cause a short in the electrical circuit.  This short can result in failure of a variety of electrical components including the power window controls, gas latch release, trunk release and power mirror controls. Additionally, the “door ajar” light on the instrument panel may remain lighted and the “open door” alarm may continue to sound during the operation of the vehicle.

Holland Law obtains final approval in AAA membership renewal backdating class action

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Monday, May 12, 2014 7:20 AM
The St. Louis-based complex litigation firm Holland Law is pleased to announce that final approval has been granted to a class action settlement involving allegations that AAA backdated certain membership renewals.  Holland Law attorneys Eric Holland and Seth Crompton, along with co-counsel firms, negotiated a settlement in Kowa vs. The Auto Club Group, pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  A copy of the settlement agreement is available here.  On April 30, 2014, the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber entered an order approving the settlement which provides for a variety of benefits for class members including an additional month of membership for current members following their next renewal, an additional month of membership for past members who re-enroll, including a waiver of the new membership fee at the time of re-enrollment, and requiring AAA to amend the disclosures in their handbook as it pertains to renewal of memberships.  Pursuant to the settlement, additional information can be obtained on the dedicated settlement website at www.kowasettlement.com.