"The family of an autistic boy is taking Providence Health Insurance to federal court, claiming their son has been denied treatments guaranteed by law." Watch this report as aired on KATU News.
"A Portland family that has a child with autism is suing health insurance provider Providence Health Plan after the family says the plan denied them a doctor-recommended therapy." Watch this report on KGW.com by clicking here.
Stoll Berne is seeking to compel Providence Health Plan to pay for behavioral therapy for autistic children through a federal class action suit. Read more about this case as reported in the Portland Business Journal.
Arbitration is often viewed as being faster, more efficient and cheaper than court litigation, but arbitration also presents challenges that traditional litigation does not. In this article, Keil Mueller discusses the procedural hurdles that a party faces when the other side is unwilling or unable to pay its share of arbitration fees. Click here to read the full article. (Reprinted with permission from Multnomah Lawyer.)
Although electronic discovery has been a regular part of litigation for many years, it remains a daunting task. Click here to read an article written by Josh Ross and Angelene Falconer that discusses appropriate strategies in dealing with an increased focus on electronic discovery in business litigation. (This article originally appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Trial Lawyer magazine, the quarterly journal of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.)
Stoll Berne has succeeded in getting certification for a class action lawsuit against the parent company of health insurer First Health Network. The move advances a case that Stoll Berne has pursued for more than two years. Read more about this case as reported by Robert Goldman in the Portland Business Journal.
Funding levels for Oregon's court system have been reduced over the past few years causing employee layoffs, furloughs and ultimately delays in litigating cases. These judicial budget cuts are now affecting Oregon businesses. Read more about this situation, as reported by Jon Bell at the Portland Business Journal.
A trade secrets lawsuit between Columbia Industries, a Hillsboro manufacturer of customized equipment for oil and natural gas rigs, and Entro Inc. settled for $1.1 million dollars. Tim DeJong and Jacob Gill represented Columbia Industries in this legal action. Read more about this case as reported in The Oregonian.
"Most Oregon businesses would not intentionally choose to increase costs by up to 2,000 percent, needlessly participate in a landfill catastrophe, and jeopardize employee and client health. Yet many do just that, simply by providing bottled water." Read more about this environmental issue written by Steven C. Berman and published in Sustainable Business Oregon.
Tim DeJong discusses and promotes the District of Oregon's Pro Bono Program in his article written in For the District of Oregon, a quarterly newsletter of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Click here to read the article.