Philadelphia

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We Push Back
 
 

When hard working people, small businesses, unions, municipalities or non-profits are confronted with threats, misconduct or fraud committed by people and companies bigger, stronger and wealthier than themselves, we push back!

HAVILAND HUGHES is a boutique litigation firm with a national practice based in the Philadelphia area, with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The firm was founded in 2006 when Don Haviland joined his friend and colleague, Rob Hughes, to build a firm uniquely focused on serving the needs of diverse clients who require help with complex legal problems, often brought on by more powerful forces.

The firm has grown in size and number over the years, leading to its expansion into the Lehigh Valley in PA, and central and southern NJ. Our main offices are in Ambler, Pennsylvania, with satellite offices in center city Philadelphia and Atlantic City, NJ. See our locations here.

Haviland Hughes lawyers – "Philadelphia lawyers" all – have experience and expertise in developing novel legal theories and innovative approaches to addressing complex legal and economic issues that require sophisticated litigation strategies. Such efforts have led to groundbreaking and record-setting verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers are routinely recognized for their individual professional accomplishments, being named by their legal peers as among the top 5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania through the annual vote of the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Founder + Managing Partner
Donald E. Haviland, Jr., Esq.

Our clients range from individuals and small businesses to building and construction trades, associations, corporations, public entities and non-profits. View a representative list of clients here.

Our clients range from individuals and small businesses to building and construction trades, associations, corporations, public entities and non-profits. View a representative list of clients here.

Founder + Managing Partner
Donald E. Haviland, Jr., Esq.

The firm concentrates its practice in the field of complex commercial, consumer and class action litigation, but is often engaged to consult with clients on risk management, strategic planning, and dispute resolution. Over the past twelve years, the firm has earned a national reputation for tough, zealous advocacy leading to fair, practical resolutions for clients borne out of its substantial verdicts and settlements, precedential decisions, and timely resolutions of client concerns.

Mr. Haviland concentrates his practice in the area of complex commercial and class action litigation, including antitrust, consumer protection, product liability and privacy litigation. Mr. Haviland has been involved in numerous complex commercial trials and settlements that have resulted in multi‑million and billion dollar awards for his clients.

Mr. Haviland received a B.A. from Rutgers College, Rutgers University in 1987, magna cum laude. He received his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law in 1992. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, Sixth and Ninth Circuits. He has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in a number of state and federal courts as part of his national practice.

Mr. Haviland has been practicing in the area of complex commercial and class action litigation for the last 26 years. He began his career with the renowned class action litigation advocate and scholar, Herbert B. Newberg, the author of the seminal treatise, Newberg on Class Actions. Before founding Haviland Hughes, Mr. Haviland was a partner at a nationally recognized complex litigation/class action law firm where he participated in dozens of successfully litigated class action cases and trials.

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CASES

ACTHAR

On April 6, 2017, Haviland Hughes filed the first and only lawsuit in the country concerning the unconscionable prices of the prescription drug, Acthar, on behalf of private payors. The cost of the drug skyrocketed from $40 in 2001 to over $40,000 today! Read More

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OPIOIDS

On March 23, 2018, Haviland Hughes filed its first lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids. The case was brought on behalf of Lehigh County along with the District Attorney of Lehigh County, James Martin. Read More

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NEWS

May 6, 2018
Haviland Hughes on "60 Minutes" Read More

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, the oldest running news program in America, "60 Minutes", aired an interview with Attorney Don Haviland of Haviland Hughes to discuss his firm's lawsuit against Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals for the pricing of Acthar, an orphan drug used to treat rare diseases. Haviland sat down with correspondent Leslie Stahl to discuss the firm's lawsuit on behalf of the City of Rockford, Illinois and other plaintiffs over Mallinckrodt's monopolistic pricing behavior concerning the pricing of Acthar. Mallinckrodt was charged with monopolization by the FTC, and paid $100 million in settlement. Mallinckrodt raised the price of Acthar from $40 to $40,000 in the last decade. Haviland Hughes seeks to recover the overcharges suffered by private payors for such egregious conduct. See cases for more information or watch the 60 Minutes segment

January 24, 2018
Haviland Hughes is hired by Lehigh County to sue opioid manufacturers. Read More

On January 24, 2018, the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to hire Haviland Hughes as outside counsel to pursue litigation against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids. Opioids have caused an epidemic in America. The Allentown Morning Call reported: "According to annual coroner reports, 294 people in the Lehigh Valley died of drug overdoses in 2017. By comparison, 175 people overdosed of either opioids or multiple drugs in 2014 and 2015 combined, according to the coroner reports." Haviland Hughes represents the County of Lehigh as well as the District Attorney James B. Martin in the matter currently pending before the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. See cases for more information.

September 28, 2017
Haviland Hughes Files Appeal to Third Circuit to Protect Employees from Data Breaches By Employers. Read More

On September 28, 2017, Haviland Hughes filed an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit asking the Court to consider, as a matter of first impression, the issue of whether an employer in Pennsylvania has a duty to protect the private information of its employees from data breaches. The firm's client is a former employee of Coca-Cola Co. who had his personal information stolen by another Coke employee in 2013, when that employee took hundreds of laptop computers from Coke, some of which contained personal information of Coke employees. Haviland Hughes sued on behalf of all similarly-situated Coke employees to force Coke to destroy the personnel files of its former employees with whom it had no ongoing relationship, and to recover damages for the data breach. While the lower court agreed that the Coca-Cola's employee manual created binding obligations, it disagreed that Coke had any duty to protect employee data from a data breach, even by another company employee. Because the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is currently considering a similar issue in another case, Haviland Hughes has asked the Third Circuit to refer the question to the Pennsylvania Court. Argument is scheduled for June 2018.

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Ambler

201 S. Maple St. | Ste 110
Ambler, PA 19002

Atlantic City

2715 Arctic Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ
08401

Ambler

201 S. Maple St. | Ste 110
Ambler, PA 19002

Atlantic City

2715 Arctic Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401