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In the course of a judge's career there are only a handful of cases that the judge remembers ... in terms of complexity and the legal issues that are presented, certainly Moeller vs. Farmers [is] one of those cases that the Court will not forget, and it's because of all of you. You have been extremely professional and competent in your representation of your clients, and the Court sincerely appreciates that.

— Superior Court Judge Vicki L. Hogan

October 21, 2015   [20151021_pr_hlf_volkswagen.pdf, 35kb ]

The Law Office of Stephen M. Hansen, The Hayes Law Firm and Nealey Law Filed Lawsuit Against Volkswagen, Audi and VW Lenders on Behalf of Washington Residents

This lawsuit is for all residents in the state of Washington and seeks to vindicate the interests of all Washington residents that have a right to live in a clean air environment   [20151021_pr_hlf_volkswagen.pdf, 35kb ]

November 3, 2015   [ read now on nytimes.com ]

New York Times article illustrates the horrors of forced arbitration clauses in consumer contracts

By forcing consumers to individually contest their case instead of in a class action the major corporations give themselves a decided advantage [ read now on nytimes.com ]

Defective Products Anti-Competitive and Price Fixing Practices Worker's Rights Stock Broker Fraud Health Insurance Bad Faith Auto Insurance Bad Faith


Notable Cases

Lead Counsel in cases prior to Moeller Settlement resulting in over $150 million in settlements with insurers nationwide.
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Client Reviews

“You improve my opinion of attorneys.” — K. Parks, Tacoma, Washington

“I did not hold out much hope that I would receive anything beyond the bare minimum, if that. When I opened your letter and saw the amount… well, I cannot tell you how thrilled I was! I thank you so very much for your hard work and obvious talent as a lawyer to fight and win for the ‘little guys’ like me.” — B.A., Washington
Merrill v. PEMCO Class Action Settlement

“It is gratifying to find that in the legal system, eventually justice does prevail!” — D. Redfield,  Olympia, Washington

In the Press

“Our client believes that an Aggie’s word should be his bond. Promises should be kept   …   Integrity should be more important than fundraising.
  ‒ Debra Hayes
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Stock Broker Fraud Cases

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Larson v. UBS PaineWebber, Inc., docket no. 2003-014460, Mr. Larson was awarded $951,569.66 as a result of UBS’ conduct in selling him variable annuities.
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