Ivy Arai Tabbara

Ms. Tabbara worked on a multimillion-dollar settlement for uninsured individuals against Tenet Healthcare.

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Current Role

  • Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Practice focuses on complex class-action lawsuits in the areas of antitrust, consumer protection, employment, environmental and product liability
  • Also specializes in patent litigation

Recent Success

  • Baby Products Antitrust ($35 million settlement)
  • Bayer Combination Aspirin Consumer Fraud ($15 million settlement)
  • “Thomas the Tank Engine” Toys Lead Paint Products Liability ($30 million settlement of federal and state cases)
  • Tenet Healthcare Cases II for uninsured patients nationwide (multimillion-dollar recovery, including significant non-monetary relief such as discounted rates, financial counseling, reasonable payment schedules and uniform collection policies)

Legal Activities

  • Member, Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington; Trustee, 2009-2010

Notable Cases

  • Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation representing indirect and direct purchasers of wallboard in the United States
  • Checking Account Overdraft Litigation representing banking customers whose accounts were allegedly charged repeated overdraft fees
  • Patent litigation representing inventors in Shinsedai v. Nintendo(patent involving sports-themed motion control games in several Nintendo Wii games) and Flatworld v. Apple (patent involving the swipe function of all Apple products)
  • Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation
  • DRAM Antitrust Litigation

Publications

  • “The Silent Significant Minority: Japanese-American Women, Evacuation, and Internment During World War II,” in Women and War in the Twentieth Century: Enlisted with or Without Consent, 1999