Jen Wagner was recently ranked as one of Benchmark Litigation’s Top Women in Litigation for 2022. This award honors distinguished women in the world of litigation in both the United States and Canada. Candidates are vetted through several phases of research, which includes reviews of their recent case work, considerations on how attorneys at peer legal institutions might rank them, and client feedback.

Jen joined Stoll Berne in 2002. She plays an important role in the firm’s litigation practice, most recently representing the State of Oregon on claims against Monsanto for PCB contamination. She was also a member of the team that obtained a $235 million settlement on behalf of investors in the Aequitas securities fraud class action.

In addition to this honor, in 2021 Jen received the Portland Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award as well as rankings in Chambers USA, Oregon Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers of America. She is a former President of the Board of Directors of the Multnomah Bar Foundation and is on the Oregon State Bar Litigation Section Executive Committee.

To see the entire list of Benchmark Litigation Top 250 Women in Litigation, visit their website here.

In a class action filed in Alabama, class plaintiffs alleged that State Farm Fire and Casualty, between 2011 and 2017, used a depreciated cost of labor and other non-material costs for repairs to properties owned by their insureds. The lawsuit alleges that said depreciation was against their policies.

State Farm denies any such depreciation underpayments or other wrongdoings as part of their settlement and a settlement amount was not disclosed. Class members have until August 24, 2022, to file any objections to the proposed settlement. A final approved hearing is scheduled for September 23, 2022.

The case is Annie Arnold et al vs. State Farm Fire and Casualty.

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