SEATTLE — Tiffani Vincent had her whole life planned out. Following her career as an Air Force military police officer, she hoped to work for a civilian police department. "Unfortunately the accident put a halt to that," said Vincent. Vincent was 23 in December 2017 when an Amtrak train crashed onto her car as she was driving south on Interstate 5 near DuPont.
When Big Pharma places profits over safety, know how to empower jurors to punish these corporations and deter future misconduct. Big Pharma views punitive damages as a cost of doing business but your goal is to get juries to show those companies what happens when they prioritize their bottom lines over the risks to patients and consumers. With a well-planned strategy, you can help jurors reach a meaningful punitive damages award.
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP's Steve Berman has had a stellar year, settling multiple class actions against big entities like the NCAA and U.S. Soccer and litigating suits against Stericycle and diabetes drug companies, securing him a place as one of Law360's 2017 Class Action MVPs.
It is 775 pages long. I have not read all of it. But I know this: it is a great win for consumers.
H.R. 985, the "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act," would strip Americans of the ability join with others to bring consumer, worker, or civil rights class actions against corporations. If this bill became law, many of the cases that are important to you, would not have been brought.
From the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: The Court is pleased to announce the selection of six new Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council. These six accomplished attorneys will serve for three years, joining twelve continuing lawyer representatives and replacing six who have completed their three years of service. The Court also specially acknowledges the additional service for 2017 of the two new co-chairs, Peter Borkon and Charlene (Chuck) Shimada.
Attorney Steve Berman said as with contracts for credit cards, cell phones and other consumer products, home improvement contractors are jumping on the binding arbitration bandwagon.
A key component in plaintiff-side litigators making the Lawdragon 500 guide is the impact of their cases. In this assessment, it's hard to top the work done by Steve Berman, a master class-action attorney and the managing partner of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro in Seattle.
In recent news, The Economist dubbed our present time the "Age of the Whistleblower." While it may appear to be dawning on some corporate giants that it would behoove them to listen to
Hagens Berman has partnered with Supermint Racing LLC to form a new American UCI women's team, the Hagens Berman | Supermint Pro Cycling Team
National plaintiffs' law firm announces tenth office, expanded California presence Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a Seattle-based law firm representing plaintiffs in high-profile class actions and complex litigation today announced the opening of a new office in San Diego, marking its tenth
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., visited Hagens Berman's Seattle office on Aug. 3, 2015 to discuss gun control. Congresswoman Giffords, who was shot
Philip Graves, a nationally recognized patent and intellectual property litigation attorney, announced today that he has joined the Los Angeles office of the class-action and large-scale litigation
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro has been named to the National Law Journal's inaugural list of America's Elite Trial Lawyers - a compilation of the nation's leading, cutting-edge firms
Retired Football Hall-of-Famers Fight for Publicity Rights in NFL Lawsuit Ten accomplished NFL players, including five Hall-of-Famers, have filed a lawsuit against
At Hagens Berman, we specialize in providing ongoing protection for investors whose portfolios have suffered losses from fraud by malfeasance of publicly traded
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro is named to the National Law Journal's prestigious Plaintiffs' Hot List for the fifth year in a row. The award is given each year to law firms
Materiality Need Not Be Proven at Class Certification Stage In a 6-3 decision in February, the Supreme Court ruled for investors in the class-action case Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, No. 11- 1085. The question in the case was whether plaintiffs in securities fraud cases should be required to prove that the defendant had made a material misstatement be
Attorney Steve W. Berman, managing partner and co-founder of Seattle-based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, was today named one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers
Steve Berman has been ranked as one of the top lawyers in the nation in LawDragon's seventh annual LawDragon 500 guide. The list serves to recognize