Steve Larson has been representing investors, consumers and employees in class actions in Oregon for over 20 years. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Stoll Berne in Portland, Oregon.
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This blog is intended to provide information to the general public and to practitioners about developments that may impact Oregon class actions.
South by Southwest (“SXSW”) agreed to settle a class action lawsuit stemming from their no-refund policy for their COVID-19 cancelled festival in 2020.
Disability-rights advocates initially sued the city of San Diego in federal court alleging that scooters create hazards for pedestrians by blocking access and rights-of-way, especially for those with mobility disabilities.
A drinking water contamination class action lawsuit has settled for $34 million, pending final court approval.
Several lawsuits have been filed in court against musician Travis Scott, the entertainment company Live Nation, and other organizers, but it is unclear whether the lawsuits will remain in a public court due to arbitration clauses in the fine print.
A lawsuit filed in federal court on November 16 alleges Zillow illegally failed to disclose to shareholders that it was struggling to accurately predict home prices for its house-flipping business, which ultimately led the company to shutter the operation this month.
A proposed $181 million settlement was reached in a class action lawsuit against several chicken-processing companies on behalf of purchasers of raw or frozen chicken between 2009 and 2020.
A proposed class action was filed on behalf of a group of investors against the robo-advisor Charles Schwab Investment Advisory, a subsidiary of Charles Schwab Corp.
Winemaker Cooper Cane is defending a lawsuit claiming they allegedly mislead consumers by labeling certain wines as being from Oregon when the grapes were from California.
Fox News settled an investigation regarding alleged sexual harassment and retaliation at the network brought by the New York City Commission on Human Rights.
A class action lawsuit has been filed by a resident of the Surfside, Florida, building that collapsed in the early morning of June 24, 2021 against the Champlain Towers South Building Association Inc.
Amazon.com Inc. recently and quietly dropped the arbitration requirement in their terms of service. The change was made after more than 75,000 individual arbitration demands were made on Amazon. T
A class action lawsuit has been filed against GOOP Inc., a modern lifestyle company owned by actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The complaint alleges that a specific GOOP branded candle sometimes explodes during normal use.
A California judge recently denied a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement in a Roundup class action. The denial order says the settlement was not reasonable for one group supposedly covered by the settlement; those who used Roundup and have not been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
A proposed class action against Costco Wholesale Corporation was filed regarding their Interstate-branded batteries.
Nestle Waters North America, Inc. is facing a potential class action in New York regarding its Poland Spring brand raspberry lime sparkling water. The lawsuit claims that the water contains very little, if any, real raspberry and lime ingredients.