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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

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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