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Experian Settles Data Breach Class Action Brought by T-Mobile Users for $22 Million

November 14, 2018 by

Lawyers representing T-Mobile users filed a motion asking for preliminary approval of a $22 million class action settlement in California federal court arising out of a data breach by Experian. The settlement will provide credit monitoring and insurance services, and an additional $11.7 million worth of remedial and enhanced security measures that Experian has taken

Motel 6 Settles Discrimination Class Action Relating to ICE for $6.6 Million

November 7, 2018 by

Last week, motel chain Motel 6 announced it had settled a class action brought on behalf of Latino motel guests who claimed that Motel 6 unlawfully disclosed their personal information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) agents. The suit was originally filed in January 2018, in Arizona federal court, by the Mexican American Legal

Stoll Berne Named to Best Law Firms for 2019

November 1, 2018

Stoll Berne was recently named in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms rankings for 2019. Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal

Discrimination Class Action Against Airbnb in Oregon is Allowed to Proceed

October 31, 2018 by

Oregon federal district judge Michael Simon denied a motion to dismiss an Oregon class action lawsuit that alleges Airbnb allows discrimination against black users. The lawsuit contends the vacation rental website, which connects homeowners with travelers looking to rent a room, allows the homeowners to discriminate by requiring would-be guests to register with their full

Federal Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss in Airbnb Class Action Discrimination Case

October 30, 2018

On October 30, 2018, Judge Michael Simon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon denied Airbnb’s motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit, which alleges that Airbnb acted with discriminatory intent by creating and maintaining policies that allow Airbnb hosts to make booking decisions using information such as photographs of prospective guests.

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Judge Rejects Arbitration Clause In Tribal Payday Loan Class Action

October 22, 2018 by

A Washington federal judge has denied a bid by a fintech firm and a tribal corporation through which the firm ran a payday lending business to force into arbitration a suit over exorbitant interest rates, ruling that arbitration clauses in agreements borrowers signed are invalid. The judge said the unclear loan contract language seems to

Steven Berman Quoted in Article on Measure 103

September 27, 2018

Stoll Berne attorney Steven Berman was quoted in an September 22, 2018 article in the Willamette Week regarding Measure 103, an Oregon constitutional amendment that would ban grocery taxes. The article, “Opponents of Measure 103 Rebuff Threats of Legal Action Against Their Supporters,” can be found here.

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Stoll Berne Attorneys Mentioned in Article re High-Interest Loans

September 25, 2018

Steven Berman and Steve Larson were recently mentioned in a September 20, 2018 Legal NewsLine article regarding Big Picture Loans and alleged unlawful charging of high-interest loans. The article, “Consumer alleges Big Picture Loans charged percentage rate of more than 500 percent,” can be found by clicking here.

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Antitrust Class Actions Regarding Generic Lidoderm Pain Patch Settle for A Combined Amount Over $270 Million

September 17, 2018 by

A California federal judge gave final approval to two settlements of class actions alleging that Teikoku, Endo and Actavis violated antitrust laws by stalling the release of a generic form of the Lidoderm pain patch. One class actin was on behalf of direct purchasers and settled for $166 million. The other was on behalf of

Nadia Dahab Receives Outstanding Young Alumni Award from UofO School of Law

September 10, 2018

The University of Oregon School of Law awarded Stoll Berne attorney Nadia Dahab with its 2018 Oregon Law Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The award honors graduates who have made significant contributions to their community, the University of Oregon School of Law, or the legal professions through their legal career. The award is granted to individuals

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Nadia Dahab Presented at MBA CLE on Appeal Preservation

September 5, 2018

Stoll Berne attorney Nadia Dahab presented at the October 17, 2018 Multnomah Bar Association CLE, “I Object! Tips for Preserving Issues on Appeal.” The program aimed to help you prepare to protect your client and any judgments from future appeals with important rules and practical tips. Together with Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt attorney, Sara Kobak, the

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Uber Pays $10 Million to Settle Discrimination Class Action

August 29, 2018 by

Five hundred class members who are part of a 2017 class-action suit against Uber alleging pay discrimination and harassment against women and people of color have agreed to settle their dispute with Uber for $10 million. Of that larger group, 56 specifically filed claims alleging sexual harassment or a hostile work environment, and will receive

Samsung and Toshiba Settle Optical Disc Drive Price Fixing Claims for $25 Million

August 27, 2018 by

Samsung and Toshiba agreed to pay $25 million to resolve a class action alleging that they participated in an industry-wide conspiracy to fix optical disk drive prices. The plaintiffs settling the case were indirect purchasers of the drives; ie. consumers. If approved, the proposed deal would bring the total amount of consumer settlements in the

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