Hagens Berman is adept at achieving substantial results for consumers we represent and have achieved settlements totaling in the hundreds of billions of dollars against the world’s largest and most well-funded corporations and entities.
In a world of dime a dozen lawsuits that fail to return real benefits, our consumer rights litigation stands as an example of what class actions can accomplish – meaningful change and just compensation. Hagens Berman is a leader in consumer-protection litigation, taking cases stemming from the full range of deceptive, unfair and fraudulent business practices often used by large corporations.
We realize that often-voiceless consumers suffer the brunt of corporate wrongdoing and have little power to hold companies responsible for their behavior.
We pursue class-action litigation to confront fraudulent practices that individual consumers alone cannot effectively dispute. We make consumers' concerns a priority, collecting complaints against suspected companies and exploring all avenues for prosecution. The firm has been an innovator in organizing and prosecuting individual class cases across many states involving the same defendants and similar factual and legal issues.
Consumer fraud has many faces. As one court has said, "It is impossible to frame definitions which embrace all unfair practices. There is no limit to human inventiveness in this field." Hagens Berman's legacy of protecting consumer rights reflects the wide spectrum of scams that occur in the marketplace. Our skill in this area was confirmed when the judge overseeing the Toyota unintended acceleration cases appointed Steve Berman to lead that case. The judge did so on his own initiative. Senior U.S. District Judge Milton I. Shadur highlighted the firm's outstanding reputation when he named Hagens Berman Interim Class Counsel in the Stericycle Pricing MDL: "...the track record of Hagens Berman['s] Steve Berman is...impressive, having racked...a $1.6 billion settlement in the Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation and a substantial number of really outstanding big-ticket results."