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Swift Transportation Settles Class Action With Drivers For $100 Million

March 20, 2019 by

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. has agreed to pay $100 million to about 20,000 drivers to settle a class action alleging that it makes its drivers fake owner-operators in order to avoid federal and state wage laws. The lawsuit was filed in December 2009 and alleged that Swift misclassified its drivers as independent contractors and paid

Antitrust Class Action Filed Against National Association of Realtors

March 14, 2019 by

A class-action lawsuit was filed last week by a Minnesota home seller that alleges that the big four multiple listing services have driven up costs to sellers and have stifled competition. The complaint claims that the multiple listing services conspired with the National Association of Realtors and required brokers to offer buyer broker compensation at

Nadia Dahab Featured in ACLU of Oregon Video

March 4, 2019

Stoll Berne attorney Nadia Dahab was featured in a video during the ACLU of Oregon’s 2019 Liberty Dinner. Nadia’s work with the ACLU of Oregon and the Innovation Law Lab assisted asylum seeking immigrant detainees in Sheridan, Oregon.

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Virgin Airlines Ordered to Pay $77 Million to Flight Attendants in Overtime Class Action

February 7, 2019 by

Flight attendants sued Virgin Airlines in 2015 alleging that did not pay its flight attendants for all time spent before, after, and between flights, for completing written reports, for time spent training and for undergoing required drug testing. Additionally, it alleged that Virgin did not allow the class of flight attendants to take meal or

Discrimination Class Action Filed Against Ogletree Deakins

January 29, 2019 by

A class action lawsuit has been filed by a former Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC shareholder who alleges that the law firm systematically pays female attorneys less than men. The lawsuit also alleges that the plaintiff was fired, because she urged other women at the firm to complain about pay inequity and harassment.

Rob Shlachter to Speak at Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court

January 17, 2019

Stoll Berne attorney Robert Shlachter will be speaking about professionalism in the practice of law at the Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court on Feb. 5, 2019. Rob is the 2018 recipient of the Owen Panner Professionalism Award bestowed by the Litigation Section of the Oregon State Bar.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Arbitration For Transportation Workers

January 15, 2019 by

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that trucking company New Prime Inc. cannot compel arbitration in a class action alleging it failed to pay independent contractor truck-drivers the proper minimum wage. The Supreme Court found that transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce, including those classified as independent contractors, are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act

Yoona Park Selected as a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for District of Oregon

January 10, 2019

Stoll Berne attorney Yoona Park was recently chosen by federal judges in the District of Oregon to serve as a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for the District of Oregon.  Yoona will represent the District of Oregon at the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.  Lawyer Representatives aid in facilitating open communications between judges and attorneys and

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Tim DeJong Quoted in Law360 Article

January 9, 2019

Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong was quoted in a January 4, 2019 article in Law360 regarding an Oregon federal judge’s decision to deny access to investor documents regarding the Aequitas Management LLC matter. The article, “Deloitte Says Judge Erred in Denying Access to Investor Docs,” can be found here.

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Settles Bird Seed with Pesticide Class Action for $85 Million

December 18, 2018 by

Consumers and Scotts Miracle-Gro submitted a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement in California federal court arising out of a class action alleging that the lawn company knowingly sold bird food laced with toxic pesticides. The settlement is for up to $85 million, depending on how many class members file claims. The settlement will

Syngenta $1.5 Billion Settlement of GMO Corn Class Action Approved

December 13, 2018 by

A $1.5 billion settlement between Syngenta and 650,000 corn producers over the agricultural giant’s genetically modified corn seed was approved. The order from U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum noted that the case was “hotly contested,” with the merits of the corn producer claims “thoroughly vetted through litigation” in multiple jurisdictions.

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

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