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In January of 2007, Hagens Berman’s client, Scott Harris, was riding his bicycle from his home on Bainbridge Island to his workplace at Third Avenue South and South Bennett Street in Seattle, Washington. Scott was taking every safety precaution as a bicyclist in traffic, and had operating lights on the front and back of his bicycle, as well as on his backpack.

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In August of 2006, Hagens Berman filed a lawsuit on behalf of two Utah families following tragic and egregious oversight by the Washington State Department of Corrections that led to a released inmate committing rape, robbery, murder, burglary and more, leaving the lives of two women and their families’ lives forever changed.

THE VALDEZ SPILL AND EXXON’S NEGLIGENCE

On March 24, 1989, a single-hulled oil tanker called the Exxon Valdez crashed into a reef off the coast of Alaska around midnight. The damaged ship proceeded to spill 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. At the time, it was the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

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THE HOSPITALS’ PLOT TO DEFRAUD MEDICARE

Anthony Kite and Philip Besler first met when they were in high school, and would cross paths again as adults when Kite became Director of Finance for St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey. For his part, Besler was a health care consultant and St. Francis was one of his clients. 

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Discrimination

Hagens Berman has joined Democracy Forward in filing a lawsuit against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on behalf of California Reinvestment Coalition, a nonprofit based in San Francisco to aid low-income communities and communities of color access to credit, financial services and investments.