Hagens Berman has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of renters who have been harmed by a scheme perpetrated by some of the largest residential real estate companies. The lawsuit states these leasing companies colluded to artificially increase the price of rent, basing leases above competitive levels. In this scheme, renters lose, and leases are adjusted to rates beyond what a free market would bear. We believe in upholding tenants’ rights.

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Hagens Berman is advising legal efforts in Australia filed against Mercedes accusing the automaker of knowingly programming its Clean Diesel BlueTEC vehicles to emit illegal, dangerous levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) in virtually all real-world driving conditions and contain a “defeat device” used to cheat testing. This litigation follows claims filed by the firm in both the U.S. – where Hagens Berman helped secure a $700 million settlement for consumers – and in the U.K. where the case is pending in court.

Hagens Berman filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit against JBS, Tyson, Hormel, Smithfield, Perdue and many other of the nation's largest meat processing companies for what attorneys believe to be a yearslong wage-fixing agreement, causing employees to receive far less for their work than legally owed. The law firm has already secured $134.6 million in settlements for workers in the poultry processing industry and hopes to recover losses for those working in this adjacent area.

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Hagens Berman has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Government Employees Health Association and a proposed class of drug purchasers against Swiss brand-name drug maker Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary, along with their affiliate Janssen Research & Development LLC. In the consolidated amended complaint, plaintiffs allege that these defendants engaged in a scheme to prolong their monopoly over Bosentan, a drug that they sell under the brand name Tracleer at an average cost of about $100,000 per patient per year.

Hagens Berman has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the largest residential real estate companies – BH Management, CA Ventures, Campus Advantage, Cardinal Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Greystar, Interstate Realty Management or The Preiss Company, as well as other large property management groups – of colluding to artificially increase the price of rent in areas near colleges and universities.

Hagens Berman has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Seattle renters who have been harmed by a scheme perpetrated by some of the largest residential real estate companies – Greystar, Avenue5, Trammell Crow Residential, Equity, Essex, FPI Management, Lincoln, Security Properties and Thrive Communities, AvalonBay Communities, as well as other large property management groups. The lawsuit states these leasing companies colluded to artificially increase the price of Seattle rent, basing leases above competitive levels. 

WHAT'S THE ISSUE?

A class-action lawsuit accuses Amazon of engaging in illegal behavior regarding Amazon Prime members’ subscriptions to the service. Customers report unknowingly being signed for Amazon Prime and having immense difficulty cancelling their subscription. Amazon’s tactics include dubious design, language and layout in an effort to dupe users into retaining their subscription so that they buy more on Amazon.

WHAT'S THE ISSUE?

According the class-action lawsuit, Amazon and Apple agreed to illegally restrict the number of sellers of Apple iPhones and iPads on the Amazon platform, violating federal antitrust laws. This scheme between Apple and Amazon resulted in less competition and higher prices for Apple iPhones and iPads purchased via Amazon.com in the U.S. market.