September 24, 2014 - "$31m Bank of America Force-Placed Insurance Class Action Settlement Approved," Top Class Actions

"A $31 million class action settlement between Bank of America NA and homeowners who allege they were illegally forced to purchase overpriced and excessive flood insurance was approved by an Oregon federal judge on Thursday, September 18, 2014."  Read more about this case as reported on Top Class Actions.

September 2014 - "FedEx Drivers Improperly Classified as Independent Contractors," Trial, American Association for Justice

"In two companion decisions, the Ninth Circuit held that FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., improperly labeled its delivery drivers independent contractors rather than employees, illegally depriving them of certain benefits and rights."  Read more about these cases as reported in Trial, a publication printed by The American Association for Justice. (Reprinted with permission.)

September 8, 2014 - "Portland law firm wins $11.3M settlement against health insurer," Portland Business Journal

"Health care providers have settled a class action lawsuit for $11.3 million with Coventry Health Care Inc. over improperly calculated reimbursements for workers' compensation medical services."  Read more about this story as reported in the Portland Business Journal.

August 28, 2014 - "Court Rules for FedEx Drivers in Suit Over Job Classification," NPR

On August 27, 2014, the Ninth Circuit ruled that as a matter of law Oregon drivers were employees, not independent contractors as contended by FedEx Ground.  The ruling makes way for drivers to proceed to trial to recover overtime and improperly deducted business expenses.  Listen to this news article as reported on NPR.

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August 27, 2014 - "What court rulings against FedEx mean for workers," MSNBC
August 27, 2014 - "Reagan Appointee 'Unravels FedEx's Business Model' in Court Ruling", Huffington Post

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August 27, 2014 - "Seismic 9th Cir. rulings nix FedEx claim its drivers aren't employees.." ABA Journal

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August 27, 2014 - "US court clears FedEx Ground drivers to pursue wage, benefit claims," Reuters
August 14, 2014 - "Oregon says all insurers will cover autism therapy," KOIN
August 14, 2014 - "Oregon Tells Health Insurance Companies: Autism Therapy Should Be Covered," Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)