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David Berger, Pioneer of the Class-Action Lawsuit
BY AMARA ROCKAR
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David Berger
David Berger, C'32, L'36, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who was among the pioneers of class-action lawsuits that took on some of the most powerful defendants in the world, died in February at the age of 94.

The son of Austrian immigrants, Mr. Berger devoted much of his career to fighting corporations on behalf of consumers and ordinary people. His advocacy in Bogosian v. Gulf Oil Co., in which he represented gas station owners in a price fixing case, was a model for nationwide class action suits. He later adapted the strategy in fighting for residents affected by the Three Mile Island nuclear accident.
 
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