Defense of Law Firm in Oregon Securities Class Action

Stoll Berne attorneys Tim DeJong, Keith Ketterling and Lydia Anderson-Dana represented a prominent Northwest law firm in the defense of a purported class action seeking to recover against the law firm for securities sold by its former client. The case presents novel issues concerning securities sold for a decade after the attorney-client relationship ended.

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Ponzi Scheme Securities Class Action

Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong is co-lead counsel for the investors in a massive, $1 billion securities class action against the perpetrators of an alleged Ponzi scheme and those who aided and abetted it.

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Oregon Securities Class Action

Portland Development Group Investments, LLC.  The investors alleged that the seller falsely inflated its financial statements that were published in its offering documents, and that the seller’s accounting firm, lawyers, and others were liable for aiding and assisting the securities sales.

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Book of Business Sale

Stoll Berne attorneys Cody Berne and Keil Mueller represented a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) and an Investment Adviser Representative (IAR) in a dispute about the sale of a book of business and an RIA.

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ESOP Shareholder Inspection Lawsuit

Stoll Berne attorneys Keil Mueller and Cody Berne represented participants in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in a shareholder inspection lawsuit, along with an investigation into alleged breaches of fiduciary duty by the ESOP’s directors and trustees.

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Aequitas Securities Litigation

A team of Stoll Berne attorneys are currently representing investors in the various Aequitas companies in a proposed securities class action asserting Oregon Securities Law claims against parties who participated or aided in Aequitas’ sales of securities.

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Melridge Securities Litigation

Robert Stoll, Gary Berne, and Steve Larson obtained an $88 million jury verdict, on behalf of investors in a class action for violations of the federal securities laws. Learn More

In re Southern Pacific Funding Corp. Securities

Stoll Berne attorneys Gary Berne and Tim DeJong obtained more than $20 million in total settlements on behalf of shareholders of Southern Pacific Funding Corp. (SPFC) in a securities class action arising out of the mortgage securitization company's accounting for residual securities interests. Learn More

OPERF vs. Marsh

In a securities fraud lawsuit alleging that the defendant misrepresented key information about its services and finances, a team of Stoll Berne attorneys obtained reversal of the trial court's dismissal of the case. Learn More

Securities Class Action

Stoll Berne attorney Cody Berne represented a publicly traded company that provided human resources services and workers compensation coverage to businesses across the country in a federal court class action for securities fraud, a state court shareholder derivative suit, and an investigation by the SEC. Learn More

Hedge Fund Investors

In seeking to hold an Oregon-based hedge fund (and entities that participated and materially aided in securities sales by the hedge fund) liable for millions in investor loses, Stoll Berne attorney Cody Berne filed a lawsuit in state court on behalf of investors alleging securities fraud and elder abuse claims. Learn More

Defense of Law Firm in Oregon Securities Class Action

Stoll Berne attorneys Tim DeJong, Keith Ketterling and Lydia Anderson-Dana represented a prominent Northwest law firm in the defense of a purported class action seeking to recover against the law firm for securities sold by its former client. The case presents novel issues concerning securities sold for a decade after the attorney-client relationship ended.

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Ponzi Scheme Securities Class Action

Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong is co-lead counsel for the investors in a massive, $1 billion securities class action against the perpetrators of an alleged Ponzi scheme and those who aided and abetted it.

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Oregon Securities Class Action

Portland Development Group Investments, LLC.  The investors alleged that the seller falsely inflated its financial statements that were published in its offering documents, and that the seller’s accounting firm, lawyers, and others were liable for aiding and assisting the securities sales. 

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Book of Business Sale

Stoll Berne attorneys Cody Berne and Keil Mueller represented a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) and an Investment Adviser Representative (IAR) in a dispute about the sale of a book of business and an RIA.

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Aequitas Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne is co-lead counsel what is believed to be the largest settlement of a securities case in Oregon history in representing the investors in the case arising out of the Aequitas Ponzi scheme, asserting claims against Aequitas’ auditors, lawyers, and others for participant/aider liability under the Oregon Securities Law.

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Bank of New York Mellon Securities Class Action

Keith Ketterling, Keith Dubanevich, and Keil Mueller obtained a $180 million settlement on behalf of Bank of New York Mellon investors in a lawsuit alleging that the bank operated a deceptive foreign currency exchange program.

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Melridge Securities Litigation

Robert Stoll, Gary Berne, and Steve Larson obtained an $88 million jury verdict, on behalf of investors in a class action for violations of the federal securities laws.

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In re Southern Pacific Funding Corp. Securities

Stoll Berne attorneys Gary Berne and Tim DeJong obtained more than $20 million in total settlements on behalf of shareholders of Southern Pacific Funding Corp. (SPFC) in a securities class action arising out of the mortgage securitization company’s accounting for residual securities interests.

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OPERF vs. Marsh

In a securities fraud lawsuit alleging that the defendant misrepresented key information about its services and finances, a team of Stoll Berne attorneys represented the lead plaintiff State of Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund.

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Securities Class Action

Stoll Berne attorney Cody Berne represented a publicly traded company that provided human resources services and workers compensation coverage to businesses across the country in a federal court class action for securities fraud, a state court shareholder derivative suit, and an investigation by the SEC.

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Hedge Fund Investors

In seeking to hold an Oregon-based hedge fund (and entities that participated and materially aided in securities sales by the hedge fund) liable for millions in investor loses, Stoll Berne attorney Cody Berne filed a lawsuit in state court on behalf of investors alleging securities fraud and elder abuse claims.

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Intentional Interference Claims

Keith Ketterling represented a national broker-dealer in defending against contract and intentional interference claims by a broker seeking $18 million in damages.

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