February 3, 2016 - "State Finds Alarmingly High Arsenic, Cadmium Levels Near Two SE Portland Schools", The Portland Mercury

Keith Dubanevich was asked to comment about the alarming results of a monitoring program of airborne heavy metals, including arsenic and cadmium, that was conducted this past October in inner Southeast Portland.  Read more about this story as reported in The Portland Mercury.

January 8, 2016 - "Families win another favorable ruling in autism case against Providence," Portland Business Journal

"U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon previously ruled that Providence cannot deny coverage of a type of autism therapy known as Applied Behavioral Analysis.  A followup rulling this week allowed familes' claims for further relief to move forward."  Read more about this matter as reported in the Portland Business Journal.

December 7, 2015 - "Three appointed to Oregon Supreme Court, Court of Appeals by Gov. Kate Brown," Oregon Live

Scott Shorr, who is a managing shareholder at the Portland firm Stoll Berne, also was appointed Monday morning to the Court of Appeals. The governor's office describes him as "one of the state's top appellate lawyers," having frequently argued before the state's appellate courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more...

December 7, 2015 - "Brown appoints first Asian American to Oregon Supreme Court," Portland Tribune

Brown on Monday also announced appointees for two seats on the Oregon Court of Appeals: Deschutes County Circuit Court Roger J. DeHoog and Scott A. Shorr, a managing shareholder at Portland law firm Stoll Berne. Read more...

November 4, 2015 - "The fine print, part 2: Attorneys differ on how arbitration clauses affect Portland," Portland Business Journal

Yesterday, the Portland Business Journal ran the first part of a piece in which local attorneys discussed an Oct. 31 New York Times story on arbitration clauses. Today, attorneys Michael Garone, a Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt shareholder who specializes on employment and appellate law, and Steve Larson a Stoll Berne class action expert, talk about how the trend is playing out locally. Read Part II .

November 3, 2015 - "Portland attorneys grapple over fine print in small business, consumer contracts," Portland Business Journal

An Oct. 31 New York Times story on the advent of arbitration as a means toward resolving consumer and small business grievances struck a chord with attorneys nationwide.

The story "Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice" asks whether arbitration clauses, essentially as opposed to class-action suits, provide the best avenues in disputes.

 This is a two part article read Part I .

November 2, 2015 - "A year later, attorneys back in court in Providence autism case," Portland Business Journal

More than a year after a federal judge ruled that Providence Health Plan cannot deny coverage of a type of behavioral therapy for autism, the parties were back in court arguing over what the health insurer owes the plaintiffs. Read more...

October 29, 2015 - Josh Ross speaks at 2015 OSB Pro Bono Fair

On October 29, 2015, Joshua Ross will be speaking at 2015 OSB Pro Bono Fair.  The event be held at World Trade Center in downtown Portland. The Three Free CLEs will run concurrently in the afternoon from 3:00pm-7:30pm followed by the fair, awards and social from 5:00 to 7:30. For more details click here.

September 24, 2015 - Joshua Ross speaks at OSB Fundamentals of Oregon Civil Trial Procedure

Joshua Ross to speak on, "Three Pretrial Motions Every Civil Litigator Must Embrace (and a Few More You Should Know About)"  at the OSB Fundamentals of Oregon Civil Trial Procedure. For more details click here.


September 2015 - "Arbitrator's Discretion to Consider Issues," OSB in Brief

Gary Berne's article alerts Oregon lawyers to an important case about arbitration agreements.  One of the parties thought there was a specific agreement to arbitrate a single issue  But The Oregon Court of Appeals held that the Oregon arbitration statutes give an arbitrator power to decide additional matters unless there is precise language waiving the statutes.  Click here to read this article.