$260 BILLION - The largest recovery in litigation history

State of Washington, et al. v. Philip Morris, et al.
Hagens Berman represented 13 states in the largest recovery in litigation history. Steve Berman served as special assistant attorney general for the states of Washington, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Alaska, Idaho, Ohio, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Vermont and Rhode Island in prosecuting major actions against the tobacco industry. more »

$25 BILLION - The largest antitrust settlement in history at its time

Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation
The firm served as co-lead counsel in what was then the largest antitrust settlement in history. The class-action lawsuit alleged that Visa and Mastercard engaged in an anticompetitive scheme to monopolize the debit card services market and charge merchants artificially inflated interchange fees by tying merchant acceptance of their debit card services, Visa Check and MasterMoney, to merchant acceptance of their credit card services via a so-called “Honor All Cards rule.” Settlements with Visa and Mastercard secured categories of relief that court decisions valued at as much as $25-87 billion. more » 

$14.7 BILLION – The largest settlement in history against an automaker

Volkswagen Emissions Litigation
Hagens Berman’s Steve Berman served as a court-appointed member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Volkswagen Dieselgate consumer litigation and part of the settlement negotiating team. The firm was the first in the nation to file a lawsuit against Volkswagen for its emissions cheating. The settlement is the largest brought against an automaker. more »


Volkswagen Franchise Dealers Litigation
The firm was named lead counsel representing Volkswagen franchise dealers in a class-action lawsuit in which the settlement represents a result of nearly full damages for the class. The lawsuit states that in the midst of VW’s Dieselgate scandal, it withheld information about the scandal from its franchise dealers, even though it was aware of the issue since at least as early as 2014. more »

$1.6 BILLION - The largest settlement against an automaker at its time

Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Litigation
Steve Berman was selected by the court as class counsel on behalf of consumers experiencing sudden unintended acceleration in certain Toyota vehicles. Berman, who did not nominate himself for the role in the case was selected by the judge above attorneys who submitted themselves. Berman went on to achieve a settlement in the case which was at the time, the largest in history brought against an automaker. more »


Hagens Berman’s team of attorneys secured a default judgment on behalf of consumers for useless debt-settlement conspiracy, following years of plaintiff victories in the case. Hagens Berman filed its lawsuit in 2011 on behalf of consumers nationwide claiming the company violated Washington law and the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. more »


Hyundai Kia Engine Litigation
Hagens Berman is co-lead counsel in this case accusing Hyundai and Kia of selling vehicles with failure-prone Theta II GDI engines that can catch fire and suffer engine failure. The approved settlement includes lifetime warranty against the engine defect, software installation aimed to detect and prevent the engine defect, reimbursements for repair-related costs and lost value due to engine failures or fires, and payment for repair delays. The case is still pending litigation pertaining to other affected models. more »


Mercedes-Benz Emissions Litigation
The firm reached a monumental settlement in this class-action lawsuit on behalf of owners of Mercedes vehicles affected by Daimler’s emissions cheating. The case was initially filed and researched by Hagens Berman, based on the firm’s independent vehicle testing, and the firm served as co-lead counsel. The consumer settlement followed a $1.5 billion settlement between Mercedes and the U.S. Justice Department and California Air Resources Board. The settlement includes an $875 million civil penalty for violating the Clean Air Act. more »


Washington Public Power Supply System Securities Litigation
Hagens Berman’s Steve Berman represented bondholders and the bondholder trustee in a class-action lawsuit stemming from the failure of two Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) nuclear projects. After years of litigation, plaintiffs were awarded a $700 million settlement agreement brought against more than 200 defendants. more »


Apple E-books Antitrust Litigation
The firm took on Apple and five of the nation’s largest publishing companies in an antitrust class action regarding e-book price-fixing. When Apple’s portion — which was taken by the defendant to the U.S. Supreme Court, which sided with consumers — combined with prior settlements with the publisher defendants, consumers received more than twice the amount of losses suffered by consumers in a historic victory in consumer protection cases. more »


LCD Antitrust Litigation
Hagens Berman filed a class-action lawsuit against several major manufacturers of TFT LCD products claiming the companies engaged in a conspiracy to fix, raise, maintain and stabilize the price of TFT LCD products. After years of representing consumers against multiple defendants in multi-district litigation, the total settlements in the litigation exceeded $470 million. more »


Glumetza Antitrust Litigation
The court denied summary judgment and paved the way for trial in this litigation against brand and generic manufacturers of the diabetes drug Glumetza. Hagens Berman served as co-lead counsel for the direct purchaser class. U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted preliminarily approved of $453.85 million in settlements resolving direct purchasers’ allegations. more »


Suboxone Antitrust Litigation
Hagens Berman was co-lead counsel in this pharmaceutical antitrust class action alleging defendants violated federal antitrust laws by delaying generic competition for its blockbuster opioid addiction medicine, Suboxone. more »

$383.5 MILLION – The largest U.S. medical malpractice verdict in 2018

DaVita Dialysis Wrongful Death Cases
Hagens Berman's expert trial attorneys won a monumental $383.5 million jury verdict on behalf of three families of dialysis patients who died after receiving treatment from DaVita. The National Law Journal named the verdict the largest medical malpractice verdict in the country in 2018. more »


Ranbaxy Generic Drug Antitrust Litigation
Hagens Berman represents Meijer Inc. and Meijer Distribution Inc. in a class-action lawsuit filed against drug maker, Ranbaxy, accusing it of recklessly stuffing the generic drug approval queues with grossly inadequate applications. The lawsuit says this deceived the FDA into granting tentative approvals to lock in statutory exclusivities to which Ranbaxy was not entitled. Ranbaxy brandished these undeserved exclusivities to exclude others while its own applications floundered, all at the direct expense of U.S. drug purchasers. The firm’s victory is part of a $485 million total settlement for all plaintiffs in the case. more »


Average Wholesale Price Drug Litigation
Hagens Berman was co-lead counsel in this ground-breaking drug pricing case against the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, resulting in a victory at trial. The class-action pharmaceutical fraud lawsuit asserted that the drug companies illegally inflated the prices which were then published in independent publications. The complaint alleged there was a conspiracy between the drug makers and pharmacy benefit managers. more »


Neurontin Pfizer Litigation
The firm sued Pfizer and its subsidiary, Parke-Davis, accusing the companies of a fraudulent scheme to market and sell the drug Neurontin for a variety of off-label uses for which it is not approved or medically efficacious. The off-label promotion scheme remained hidden until a qui tam complaint filed by a previous Parke-Davis employee was fully unsealed. more »


EcoDiesel Emissions Cheating Litigation
Hagens Berman achieved this settlement on behalf of owners of EcoDiesel Dodge 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles in response to Fiat Chrysler’s emissions-cheating, masking emissions levels up to 10 times the legal limit. Under the settlement, class members who repair their vehicles and submit a claim will receive $3,075, and former owners and lessees will be entitled to $990. The total value of the deal will be $307 million, granted all owners submit a valid claim. more »


Hyundai & Kia Fuel Economy Litigation
The firm represented consumers in this class-action lawsuit in which the court granted approval to a settlement bringing repayment to consumers. The lawsuit accused Hyundai and Kia of knowingly selling vehicles whose EPA fuel economy ratings were less than stated. more »


Stericycle, Steri-Safe Litigation
Hagens Berman represented small businesses including veterinary clinics, medical and dental clinics, and medical labs in a class-action lawsuit alleging Stericycle's billing practices and accounting software violated consumers laws and constituted breach of contract. more »

$250 MILLION - The largest ERISA settlement in history

Enron ERISA Litigation
Hagens Berman was co-lead counsel in this ERISA litigation which is the largest ERISA settlement in history. Attorneys representing 24,000 Enron employees against Enron and other parties claimed the company recklessly endangered their retirement funds, causing some employees to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars almost overnight. more »


Charles Schwab Securities Litigation
The firm was lead counsel in this action alleging fraud in the management of the Schwab YieldPlus mutual fund. The lawsuit claimed Charles Schwab and the funds' underwriter deceived investors about the underlying risk in the funds, which were sold as cash alternatives, but were in fact highly speculative and risky mortgage-related structured debt. more »

$234 MILLION - The largest securities settlement in Oregon history

Aequitas Capital Management
The firm settled this case on behalf of 1,600 investors of the now-defunct Aequitas companies. It is believed to be the largest securities settlement in Oregon history. more »


JPMorgan Madoff
Hagens Berman settled this case on behalf of Bernard L. Madoff investors in a suit filed against JPMorgan Chase Bank, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates. The settlement against JPMorgan involved three simultaneous, separately negotiated settlements totaling more than $2.2 billion. more »


USC Sexual Harassment Litigation
Hagens Berman served as interim class counsel in this landmark sexual harassment class action in which a $215 million settlement was reached with the University of Southern California and its former gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall. Approximately 18,000 individuals are covered by the settlement. more »


NCAA Scholarship Cap Antitrust Litigation
The firm was lead counsel in this action claiming the NCAA agreed in violation of national antitrust laws to unlawfully cap the value of athletic scholarships. The historic settlement will change the landscape of college sports and allow conferences to offer athletes additional benefits that the NCAA’s president has admitted are a benefit for student-athletes. The damages recovery amounts to 100 percent of single damages in an exceptional result in an antitrust case. Following the firm’s settlement win regarding the case’s damages portion, the NCAA appealed the injunctive portion of the case to the U.S. Supreme Court where plaintiffs received a unanimous 9-0 win, cementing the case’s monumental changes to college sports. Steve Berman served as trial counsel during a 10-day bench trial. more »


Optical Disc Drives (ODD) Antitrust Litigation
Hagens Berman fought on behalf of consumers in a lawsuit filed against manufacturers of optical disc drives (ODDs) for colluding to stabilize the prices of ODDs worldwide having an extraordinary impact on consumers in the United States where many of these products are sold. The case was filed against big-brand manufacturers such as Hitachi, LG Electronics, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung and Philips. more »


New England Compounding (NECC) Pharmacy Meningitis Outbreak Litigation
Hagens Berman attorneys Thomas M. Sobol and Kristen A. Johnson serve as court-appointed lead counsel for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee on behalf of plaintiff-victims of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak. The Center for Disease Control confirmed that NECC sold at least 17,000 potentially tainted steroid shots to 75 clinics in 23 states across the country, resulting in more than 64 deaths and 751 cases of fungal meningitis, stroke, or paraspinal/peripheral joint infection. more »


Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation
Hagens Berman serves as co-lead counsel in a case against Tyson, Purdue and 16 other chicken producers for conspiring to price-fix chicken by reducing production, inflating prices U.S. consumers pay. $181 million in settlements has been reached with six of the defendants. The firm continues to litigate the case against remaining defendants. more »


Animation Workers Antitrust Litigation
As court-appointed co-lead counsel, Hagens Berman helped finalize settlement agreements totaling $169 million involving multiple major players in the entertainment industry, including BlueSky, Sony, DreamWorks and Disney. The firm represented a nationwide class of approximately 10,000 animators and other artistic workers in this antitrust class-action case. more »


Lupron Consumer Litigation
Hagens Berman secured a settlement against TAP Pharmaceuticals Products Inc. on behalf of patients using Lupron for prostate cancer. The lawsuit states that TAP and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited conspired to fraudulently market, sell and distribute Lupron, causing consumers to pay inflated prices for the drug Lupron. more »


Flonase Antitrust Litigation
Hagens Berman served as court-appointed co-lead class counsel of a class of direct purchasers alleging that GlaxoSmithKline intentionally submitted sham citizen petitions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and actively delayed the approval of generic versions of Flonase. more »

$123.4 MILLION

Expedia Hotel Taxes and Fees Litigation
Hagens Berman obtained summary judgment in this class action to recover deceptive service fees and settled the case. The lawsuit filed in 2005 on behalf of consumers claimed the travel-booking giant defrauded consumers by repeatedly breaching its contractual obligations and charging service fees under false pretenses in millions of hotel transactions. more »


Loestrin Antitrust Litigation
Hagens Berman filed an antitrust lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Warner Chilcott, alleging the company used anti-competitive tactics, including lying to the U.S. Patent Office, to suppress generic competition for oral contraceptive drug Loestrin 24 Fe (also known simply as “Loestrin 24”). Hagens Berman served as interim co-lead counsel for the certified class of direct purchasers. The parties reached a proposed settlement shortly before trial. more »


Batteries Antitrust Litigation
Hagens Berman secured a settlement in this class-action lawsuit against some of the largest electronics manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries, including LG Chem, Ltd., Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony, Samsung, Hitachi and Maxell Corporation of America, for conspiring to fix and artificially increase the price of batteries, inflating the cost of notebooks and other portable computers paid by consumers. more »


FCA Low Oil Pressure Shut Off Defect Litigation
Hagens Berman represented a class of owners of Fiat Chrysler vehicles prone to spontaneous shut off when oil pressure is low. The oil consumption defect presented a costly and dangerous situation to owners of FCA vehicles equipped with a 2.4L TigerShark MultiAir II engines. A federal judge approved a settlement valued at $108 million comprised of comprehensive relief including extended warranties, software upgrades, free testing and repairs,  and repair reimbursements. more »


Apple iOS App Store Antitrust Litigation
In this lawsuit against Apple, the firm served as interim lead counsel and represented U.S. iOS developers against the tech giant. The lawsuit accused Apple of monopolizing distribution services for iOS apps and in-app digital products, resulting in commission overcharges. Apple agreed to pay $100 million and make developer-friendly changes to its App Store policies. more »


Oppenheimer Core Bond and Champion Income Funds Litigation
Hagens Berman obtained these combined settlements in two cases alleging that various Oppenheimer entities and certain individual defendants made materially false or misleading statements and omissions to the investing public regarding the investment profile and objectives of the two funds. more »


Tremont Group Holdings Litigation
The court appointed Hagens Berman co-lead counsel in this class-action lawsuit on behalf of investors and groups that invested capital with Tremont Group Holdings. The suit alleges investors lost a total of $3.3 billion in assets, $3.1 billion from the Rye Funds. The lawsuit alleges the company and others grossly neglected fiduciary duties by turning capital over to Bernard Madoff Investment Securities. more »


Prograf Antitrust Litigation
Hagens Berman served as court-appointed co-lead class counsel representing a class of direct purchasers of Prograf. The antitrust lawsuit alleges that Astellas violated antitrust laws by filing petition with the FDA as a means of delaying entry of a generic version of Prograf, a drug used to prevent organ rejection by kidney, liver, heart and lung transplant patients. more »


Boeing Securities Litigation
Boeing and Hagens Berman agreed to a proposed settlement to this shareholder suit filed in by Hagens Berman. The settlement, the then second largest awarded in the Northwest, affected tens of thousands of Boeing common stock shareholders. more »


Google Play Store Android App Developer Antitrust Litigation
The firm filed a class action on behalf of Android app developers against Google accusing it of violating antitrust laws by illegally monopolizing markets for Android app distribution and in-app payment processing. Hagens Berman was the first to file a class case, led settlement negotiations and patterned the settlement with Google after its 2021 legal win against Apple regarding damages to iOS developers through Apple’s App Store policies. more »