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Steve W. Berman
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Steve W. Berman

Representative financier


Steve is a renowned U.S. attorney who has dedicated his 40-year legal career to uplifting those most in need of representation against the world’s largest corporations and wrongdoers. Steve’s legacy includes many noteworthy cases and victories, chiefly among them having served as co-lead counsel against Big Tobacco, resulting in the largest settlement in world history, and at the time the largest automotive, antitrust, ERISA and securities settlements in U.S. history.

Steve’s work also includes a focus on automotive litigation, with a specific focus on emissions-cheating cases against major automakers. Mr. Berman pioneered this area of law on the heels of the Volkswagen Dieselgate litigation, which he served in as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and lead counsel on behalf of VW franchise dealers, in a suit culminating in a settlement of $1.6 billion – a substantial recovery for the class. Hagens Berman was the first law firm in the nation to sue VW regarding its emissions cheating and has gone on to independently test diesel vehicles, bringing proprietary class actions against Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors and Ford.

Steve is the Funder’s representative to the Foundation. He waives his hourly fee in furtherance of the mission.

Emission Claim Foundation

Emission Claim is a not-for-profit foundation that helps victims of the fraudulent use of diesel vehicles' tampering software get compensation. The foundation wants to hold accountable the car manufacturers who misled their customers and flouted the environment

Who are our lawyers?

Emission Claim Foundation has appointed the Amsterdam-based law firm Kennedy van der Laan to represent them in the Diesel Emission Cases.

Since 1992, this renowned Dutch law firm has been collaborating with market leaders to provide pragmatic solutions for their clients' legal issues.

For more information www.kvdl.com

Together we are strong

At Emission Claim Foundation, we believe that we are stronger together in the fight against negligent and powerful companies. Our goal is to advocate for the rights of individuals who may not have the means to resist on their own. By taking collective action, we combine our efforts to address misconduct. Join us and contribute to a better future for all of us.

Claim code compliance

The Emission Claim Foundation complies with the legal requirements of Article 3:305a of the Dutch Civil Code and the requirements of the Claim Code 2019. The Claim Code is a code for foundations and associations that are engaged in representing collective interests. The purpose of the code is to promote that the representative always prioritizes the interests of the affected parties.

Contact us

General enquiries can be sent to Info@emissionclaim.nl 
Questions surrounding participation in the diesel emissions case can be sent to deelname@emissionclaim.nl
Barbara Strozzilaan 101 
1083 HN Amsterdam 

Compensation for diesel drivers

You could potentially receive up to €10,000 compensation (20% of the purchase value). Check your license plate to find out if you qualify.
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