Our tenacity carries over to our work upholding civil and human rights, where we tackle cases with exceptionally difficult legal barriers. Hagens Berman has the legal savvy and resources to delivery top-notch results for our clients, and our firm has represented individuals and organizations in some of the more difficult civil rights challenges that have arisen in the past two decades. In doing so, we’ve managed cases that have presented very complex legal and factual issues, which were often related to highly charged political and historical events. Our clients have included such diverse communities as World War II prisoners of war, conscripted civilians and entire villages.
In this cutting-edge practice area, the firm vigilantly keeps abreast of new state and national legislation and case-law developments. We achieve positive precedents by zealously prosecuting in our clients’ interests.
|Dole Bananas||11/13/12||Civil & Human Rights Litigation, Consumer Rights, Environmental Litigation||Settled|
|Hungarian Gold Train||-||Civil & Human Rights Litigation||Settled|
|Mars Chocolate - Slave Labor||09/28/15||Civil & Human Rights Litigation, Consumer Rights||Active|
|09/28/15||Civil & Human Rights Litigation, Consumer Rights||Active|
|Canned Tuna - Slave Labor||09/25/15||Civil & Human Rights Litigation, Consumer Rights||Active|
|Cat Food - Slave Labor||08/27/15||Civil & Human Rights Litigation, Consumer Rights||Active|
|Meow Mix Slave Labor||10/12/15||Civil & Human Rights Litigation, Consumer Rights||Active|
|Hershey Chocolate Slave Labor||09/28/15||Civil & Human Rights Litigation, Consumer Rights||Active|
|Idaho Grass Burning||04/10/03||Civil & Human Rights Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation||Settled|
|Illinois Property Rights||12/28/15||Civil & Human Rights Litigation||Active|
|Chicago Lead Pipe Water Contamination||02/18/16||Civil & Human Rights Litigation, Environmental Litigation||Active|
|03/13/07||Anti-Terrorism, Civil & Human Rights Litigation||Settled|
|Philadelphia Lead Pipe Water Contamination||06/02/16||Civil & Human Rights Litigation||Active|
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Hagens Berman fights with the creativity and tenacity to continue to raise the bar and take on every case with the goal of achieving the best outcome for the largest group of individuals.
Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning the victims we represent pay nothing at all unless we win. Attorney fees are paid based on an industry percentage of overall settlement terms, allowing plaintiffs to reap the rewards.
We achieve results, and our track record proves it. While many class-action or individual plaintiff cases result in large legal fees and no meaningful result for the client, Hagens Berman finds ways to return real value.
At the basis of all that motivates Hagens Berman is our mission for corporate reform. It’s through our work that we continue to uphold and fight for the rights of those most vulnerable to corporate greed and negligence.
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... more »Written December 13, 2017 General
It is 775 pages long. I have not read all of it. But I know this: it is a great win for consumers. more »Written July 25, 2017 General
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.... more »Written November 03, 2016 Investor Fraud, General
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. more »Written October 28, 2016 Consumer Rights, General
In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing
Naming Hagens Berman Interim Class Counsel in Stericycle Pricing MDL
The NLJ's List of the Year's Hottest Firms
In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation (appointing the firm lead counsel)
Hagens Berman is a plaintiffs’ class-action law firm that helps victims of auto accidents, sports injuries, defective products, dangerous drugs and business fraud pursue their legal rights. We take on large corporations for negligence and fraud, and hold them accountable.
Our attorneys are champions of consumer rights. The size or clout of the corporations we pursue is never a deterrent to our pursuit for justice. Over the years, we have built the resources we need to thoroughly investigate these personal injury and product defect cases, and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Our work is consistently recognized for industry excellence.