Steve Berman – Hagens Berman

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

Lead Attorneys in GM Ignition Lawsuit Responds to GM Fines and Admission

Attorneys Steve Berman, Bob Hilliard and Elizabeth Cabraser, co-lead counsel in the high-profile, class-action lawsuit against General Motors Co (NYSE: GM) today responded to the $900 million fines levied against the automaker…more

Class Action Filed against Nestlé for Slave Labor, Human Trafficking Used to Produce Top-Selling Pet Food

Lawsuit alleges Nestlé knowingly supports human rights violations, hides it from public SEATTLE – A nationwide class of pet food purchasers today filed a lawsuit against Nestlé SA (VTX:NESN) alleging that the pet food…more

Permanently Injured Baseball Fans Struggle Without Help from MLB

Injured spectators make online pleas for financial support and to MLB to make baseball safer LAS VEGAS – Spectator injuries caused by errant foul balls and splintered bats are an ongoing epidemic, leaving many baseball fans…more

Court Reverses Dismissal of ATM Price Fixing Class Action

District of Columbia Circuit Remands Case to District Court for Merits Proceedings SEATTLE – Hagens Berman attorneys representing a class of consumers who paid inflated ATM (automated teller machine) “access fees” announced…more

Splintered Bat Sends Spear of Wood Flying Into Safety Netting at Padres Game – Lands Just Feet Away from Unprotected Seats

On July 21, 2015, a hit from San Diego Padres' Melvin Upton Jr. snapped his bat in half, sending a large, spear-like piece flying into the safety netting behind home plate at Petco Park. The shattered bat lodged into the…more

Baseball Season Ticket Holders File Class-Action Lawsuit against MLB Commissioner for Grave Safety Negligence, Misrepresentations

Some of major league baseball’s biggest fans – season ticket holders – today filed a class-action lawsuit against the commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) association Rob Manfred, and the office of the commissioner,…more
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