Consumer Rights

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."

Consumer Rights Cases and Investigations:

NAME DATE PRACTICE AREA(S) STATUS
Blue Rhino and Amerigas Propane Exchange Tanks - Consumer Rights Active
Chase Forced Placed Flood Insurance 05/01/12 Consumer Rights Settled
Carrier IQ Cell Phone Privacy Litigation 12/09/11 Consumer Rights Settled
E-books Antitrust Litigation 08/09/11 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights, Media & Entertainment Settled
Fluidmaster Inc. 04/24/14 Consumer Rights Active
Ford MyFord Touch 07/15/13 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Ford Spark Plugs 06/15/11 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights Settled
General Motors 12/17/15 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
General Motors - Arizona AG 11/20/14 Consumer Rights, Governmental Representation Settled
General Motors - California 06/27/14 Consumer Rights, Governmental Representation Settled
Google AdSense 05/20/14 Consumer Rights Settled
Guggenheim 02/11/14 Consumer Rights Active
Hyundai / Kia Fuel Efficiency 11/02/12 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Hyundai Tiburon 11/25/13 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Kia Motors Gas Tank Defect 11/13/13 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Kia Soul Products Liability 08/20/13 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights, Personal Injury Litigation, Products Liability Active
La Autoridad de Energia Electrica (AEE) 02/24/15 Consumer Rights Active
Lumber Liquidators - Formaldehyde Flooring 03/05/15 Consumer Rights Active
Major League Baseball - Foul Ball Injuries 07/13/15 Consumer Rights, Sports Litigation Active
Microwave Handle Defect Lawsuit 02/18/15 Consumer Rights, Personal Injury Litigation Active
Midland National Life Insurance Company 01/05/07 Consumer Rights, Investor Fraud Active
NCAA/EA Video Games Name and Likeness Litigation 05/05/09 Consumer Rights, Media & Entertainment, Sports Litigation Settled
Noteworld/Meracord 07/27/11 Consumer Rights Settled
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) 02/24/15 Consumer Rights Active
SeaWorld Consumer Lawsuit 03/25/15 Consumer Rights Active
Stericycle 04/03/13 Consumer Rights Settled
Supplements from Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC 02/06/15 Consumer Rights Active
Wells Fargo Force-Placed Insurance 09/11/13 Consumer Rights Settled
Aurora Loan Services LLC 08/17/10 Consumer Rights, Lending Fraud Settled
Dole Bananas 11/13/12 Civil & Human Rights Litigation, Consumer Rights, Environmental Litigation Settled
Hyundai Air Bags 11/06/09 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights Settled
Jack in the Box E. coli 03/02/95 Consumer Rights, Personal Injury Litigation Settled
Portico Decking 03/15/12 Consumer Rights Settled
Shea Homes 10/10/14 Consumer Rights Settled
State Tobacco Litigation 11/23/98 Consumer Rights, Governmental Representation Settled
Target Data Breach 12/19/13 Consumer Rights Settled
Tenet Healthcare Settlement 03/10/05 Consumer Rights Settled
Toyota Sudden, Unintended Acceleration (SUA) 03/15/10 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights Settled
Toys "R" Us Baby Products 11/03/06 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights Settled
Trex Company, Inc. 01/13/09 Consumer Rights Settled
Wal-Mart Organic Milk 01/04/08 Consumer Rights Settled
Wells Fargo Home Loan Modification Debt Collection 04/19/10 Consumer Rights Settled
Dometic RV Refrigerators 04/21/16 Consumer Rights Active
Mars Chocolate - Slave Labor 09/28/15 Civil & Human Rights Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Nestle Chocolate
Child Labor
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
Volkswagen/Audi/Porsche Diesel Emissions Scandal 09/18/15 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights, Emissions Litigation, Environmental Litigation Settled
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
VTech Data Breach - Consumer Rights, Data Breach/Identity Theft and Privacy Investigation
Maricopa County Community Colleges District Data Breach 04/15/14 Consumer Rights, Data Breach/Identity Theft and Privacy Settled
Seagate Hard Drives 02/01/16 Consumer Rights Active
Panasonic Resistors Antitrust 08/20/15 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Mercedes BlueTEC Emissions 02/18/16 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights, Emissions Litigation, Environmental Litigation Active
CBL & Associates 03/16/16 Consumer Rights Active
Ground Black Pepper 06/15/15 Consumer Rights Active
Theranos Fingerprick Blood Tests 05/26/16 Consumer Rights Active
Chevy Cruze Diesel Emissions 07/07/16 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights, Emissions Litigation, Environmental Litigation Active
BMW i3 REx 05/26/16 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Emissions 12/01/16 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights, Emissions Litigation, Environmental Litigation Active
Fiat Chrysler (Jeep) Gear Shifter Rollaway Defect 06/23/16 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Dodge RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Emissions 12/01/16 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights, Emissions Litigation, Environmental Litigation Active
Spring Chicken Antitrust 09/14/16 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights
AppleCare 07/20/16 Consumer Rights Active
Dodge RAM 2500 and 3500 Emissions 11/14/16 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights, Emissions Litigation, Environmental Litigation Active
Audi Emissions Cheating 11/08/16 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights, Emissions Litigation, Environmental Litigation Active
Insulin Overpricing 02/02/17 Consumer Rights, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Qualcomm Monopoly 01/24/17 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Chevy Silverado Duramax Diesel 2500HD & 3500HD Emissions 05/25/17 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights, Emissions Litigation, Environmental Litigation Active
GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel 2500 HD & 3500 HD Emissions 05/25/17 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights, Emissions Litigation, Environmental Litigation Active
Corvette Z06 Overheating 06/13/17 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Car Insurance Total Loss Claims - Consumer Rights Investigation
Cynosure Inc. SculpSure 06/16/17 Consumer Rights Active
Chicago Walgreens Sweetened Beverage Tax 08/04/17 Consumer Rights Active
Equifax Data Breach 09/22/17 Consumer Rights Active
Bank of America Military Customer Fraud 06/01/15 Consumer Rights Settled
New England Electricity Overbilling 11/16/17 Consumer Rights Active
Apple iPhone Battery Slowdown 01/05/18 Consumer Rights Active
Bank of America Countrywide Appraisal RICO 06/10/16 Consumer Rights, RICO Active
Hotel Room Overpricing 03/19/18 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Maximum Strength Robitussin DM Cough Syrup 09/18/17 Consumer Rights Active
Google Phone Overcharging 02/05/18 Consumer Rights Active
Facebook Users' Privacy 04/09/18 Consumer Rights Active
CNA Long-Term Care Insurance Premium Increases 05/09/18 Consumer Rights Active
Flagstar Mortgages 08/22/18 Consumer Rights Active
Allstate Insurance Total Loss Claims 04/18/18 Consumer Rights Active
First National Insurance Total Loss Claims 04/18/18 Consumer Rights Active
Ticketmaster TradeDesk Scalping Scheme 09/28/18 Consumer Rights Active
Apple iMac and MacBook Screen Defect 11/18/18 Consumer Rights Active
Avandia 05/21/10 Consumer Rights, Pharmaceutical Fraud, RICO Active
Stribild HIV TDF Tenofovir Injuries 11/16/18 Consumer Rights, Personal Injury Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud
Ford/GM CP4 Injection Pump Defect 11/16/18 Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Marriott Starwood Data Breach - Consumer Rights Investigation

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Why Select Hagens Berman?

Selecting a Consumer Rights attorney will have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.

Stellar Reputation

Stellar Reputation

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.

No Cost to You Unless We Win

No Cost to You Unless We Win

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.

Real Results

Real Results

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.

Dedication

Dedication

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.

Consumer Rights Blog Posts:

Automotive News: Protesters storm cargo ship to keep VW diesel vehicles...

Members of the environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday climbed aboard a cargo container carrying diesel-powered Volkswagens more »

Written September 22, 2017 Consumer Rights, Emissions, Environmental

Automotive News: 50K Chrysler minivans recalled because fast driving could...

New diesel cars do not produce less of the environmentally damaging carbon dioxide than gasoline vehicles more »

Written September 21, 2017 Consumer Rights, Emissions, Environmental

Automotive News: Diesel emissions kill 4,500 in Europe, FCA recalling...

Fiat Chrysler recalling 494,417 Ram trucks for safety issue more »

Written September 20, 2017 Consumer Rights, Emissions, Environmental

Automotive News: Dieselgate 'omerta' banned EU experts from speaking to...

Oops! Honda Recalls Already Recalled Cars more »

Written September 18, 2017 Consumer Rights, Emissions, Environmental

"...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."

— Milton I. Shadur, Senior U.S. District Judge

Naming Hagens Berman Interim Class Counsel in Stericycle Pricing MDL

"aggressive and independent advocacy"

— Judge Thomas M. Durkin

Order Appointing Hagens Berman as Interim Class Counsel in Maplevale Farms, Inc. v. Koch Foods, Inc. et al

"Class counsel has consistently
demonstrated extraordinary skill and effort."

— U.S. District Judge James Selna, Central District of California

In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing

"Landmark consumer cases are business as usual for Steve Berman."

— The National Law Journal

Naming Steve Berman one of the 100 most influential attorneys in the nation for the third time in a row

Hagens Berman has been featured
on the Plaintiffs' Hot List eight times

— The National Law Journal

The NLJ's List of the Year's Hottest Firms

"If it has to do with class-action litigation,
Berman's the go-to guy."

— I. Basso, client

Source: Avvo

The firm's "innovative approaches to litigation
have earned significant recognition"

— The Law Business Insider

lbishow.com

"[A] clear choice emerges.
That choice is the Hagens Berman firm."

— United States District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation (appointing the firm lead counsel)

"All right, I think I can conclude on the basis with my five years with you all, watching this litigation progress and seeing it wind to a conclusion, that the results are exceptional..."

— Judge Hamilton, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Dynamic Random Access Memory Antitrust Litigation (Hagens Berman was co-lead counsel and helped achieve the $325 million class settlement)

"I would not believe anything until I'd seen it from HB."

— Sandy L., class member

In re Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation

“Plaintiffs have zealously litigated this case on behalf of the class over the course of eight years... The risks, expenses, and complexity of further litigation are high. And, the reaction of the class members has been overwhelmingly positive.”

— Judge Jeffrey S. White

Order Finalizing a $28M Settlement in a Class-Action Against Schneider National Carriers Inc.

"I will reiterate that class counsel has demonstrated over many years, superior experience and capability in handling class actions of this sort."

— The Honorable Beth Labson Freeman, United States District Judge

Final Approval of Settlement Hearing for Dean Sheikh et al v. Tesla, Inc.

"...This result, which I think puts significant money into the pockets of all of the class members, is an excellent result. ...I’ve also looked at the skill and quality of counsel and the quality of the work... and find that to have been at a high level."

— The Honorable Beth Labson Freeman, United States District Judge

Final Approval of Settlement Hearing for Dean Sheikh et al v. Tesla, Inc.

Recent Recognition:

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.

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