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."
|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||-||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|
|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|
|Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)||02/24/15||Consumer Rights||Active|
|SeaWorld Consumer Lawsuit||03/25/15||Consumer Rights||Active|
|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|
|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|
|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||—|
|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|
|Hyundai / Kia Fire Hazard||12/14/18||Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights||Active|
|Reservations.com Hotel Tax Overcharging||12/17/18||Consumer Rights||Active|
|Marriott Starwood Data Breach||12/21/18||Consumer Rights||Active|
|Honda Infotainment System Defect||03/22/19||Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights||Active|
|Ford Ranger Fuel Efficiency & Emissions||05/06/19||Automotive Litigation, Consumer Rights, Emissions Litigation||Active|
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Selecting a Consumer Rights attorney will have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
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.
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Naming Hagens Berman Interim Class Counsel in Stericycle Pricing MDL
The Internet Didn't Shrink 6% Real Estate Commissions. But This Lawsuit Might.
Order Appointing Hagens Berman as Interim Class Counsel in Maplevale Farms, Inc. v. Koch Foods, Inc. et al
In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing
Naming Steve Berman one of the 100 most influential attorneys in the nation for the third time in a row
The NLJ's List of the Year's Hottest Firms
In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation (appointing the firm lead counsel)
In re Dynamic Random Access Memory Antitrust Litigation (Hagens Berman was co-lead counsel and helped achieve the $325 million class settlement)
In re Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation
Order Finalizing a $28M Settlement in a Class-Action Against Schneider National Carriers Inc.
Final Approval of Settlement Hearing for Dean Sheikh et al v. Tesla, Inc.
Final Approval of Settlement Hearing for Dean Sheikh et al v. Tesla, Inc.
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.