Steve Berman – Hagens Berman

Hitting a Hole in One: What Your SEC Whistleblower Claim Needs to Stand Out to the Government

Every golfer’s dream hit is a hole-in-one – that elusive maneuver in which the ball soars high, dodges trees and other obstacles and miraculously lands in its intended destination without wasting any time. This triumph is…more

Whistleblower Topic of the Week: Can I talk about my claim? When do I need to keep silent?

Many aspects of blowing the whistle take finesse and patience, and discussing your claim isn’t always an option. Sometimes a lawyer is the only person a whistleblower can talk to for several years. Upholding this responsibility…more

Whistleblower Topic of the Week: Can I assist in an existing investigation? What if my claim is about something already reported?

One mistake that whistleblowers can make is assuming that the case is closed just because initial information about the fraud at hand has already been given to the government. But the doors are still in fact open. When a…more

5 Reasons Why Whistleblower Tips Are So Important

Anyone who watches crime TV knows that helpful, bad-guy-crushing info comes from tipsters – the insiders with the scoop. While the world of whistleblowers reporting fraud doesn’t typically actualize in secret calls at payphones,…more

Whistleblower Topic of the Week: Can a Company Sue a Whistleblower?

Whistleblowers perform a unique public service when they inform authorities that a company is violating the law by stealing money from the government. Commonly, in order for a whistleblower to support allegations of fraudulent…more

Whistleblower Topic of the Week: CFTC Continues Global Effort to Combat Market "Spoofing"

In an era of automated, algorithmic trading dominance, the battle against those who spoof on futures and derivative exchanges has intensified. The 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,…more

Whistleblower Trends: Real Estate Fraud and the Next Bubble Break

In 2008, the U.S. economy went into free fall. Millions of homeowners lost their most valued possession. Long-standing financial behemoths were brought down. Taxpayer dollars provided bailouts to an unprecedented number of…more

Why Washington’s Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act Must be Renewed

By: Shayne Stevenson Combating the growing avalanche of health care fraud in our state and across the country requires using the right law enforcement tools. One of the most useful tools in the battle against health care fraud…more

Corporate Crime and the “Age of the Whistleblower”

How Dieselgate Served as the Perfect Paradox In recent news, The Economist dubbed our present time the “Age of the Whistleblower.” While it may appear to be dawning on some corporate giants that it would behoove them to listen…more

Omnicare – It’s Not a Lie if I Believe What I Say, Right?

The Supreme Court recently grappled with the question: when can an opinion give rise to liability under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 if the person speaking the opinion believes that their statement is true? Omnicare,…more

Protecting Your Claims after IndyMac

When it quietly removed a case from its fall docket last year, the Supreme Court robbed investors of the ability to rely on long-time precedent that once a class action was filed, investors could sit back and wait to see what…more

Interview with Bernie Madoff (Part 1)

The largest Ponzi scheme in American history was perpetrated by Bernard Lawrence “Bernie” Madoff. He stole some $19 billion from investors, who thought that their accounts had grown to more than $65 billion. BLM, as I will call…more

Keeping the Market Safe: Where Whistleblowers Come In

Picture the stereotypical Wild West duel – high noon, town square, two sides. Sheriff v. Outlaw. While John Wayne and classic Westerns may have overplayed this iconic American scene, a modern equivalent is more prevalent than…more

Consumers File Suit Against Nestle, Hershey’s and Mars for Alleged Child Labor Used in Chocolate Production

SAN FRANCISCO – Purchasers of chocolate from Nestle, The Hershey Co. and Mars Inc. have filed three class-action lawsuits against the food companies for allegedly using child labor in the production of their best-selling…more

Volkswagen Owners File Additional Class-Action Suit for VW’s Emissions-Cheating Software

Hagens Berman Receiving Thousands of Inquiries, Continues to Expand Lawsuits SEATTLE – Volkswagen owners from across the nation filed an additional class-action lawsuit against VW’s U.S. manufacturer and distributor for…more
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