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.
The First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied Amazon’s request an en banc panel rehearing in a case which decided that Amazon delivery drivers are considered transportation workers.
A federal class action was filed last week alleging that Wyndham Vacation Resorts Inc. used misleading information to entice plaintiffs to purchase timeshares.
A proposed settlement in a wage and hour lawsuit filed in 2017 by Farmers Insurance special investigators received court approval on Monday. The lawsuit alleged that Farmers Insurance failed to pay overtime pay including meal breaks and rest periods under the Fair Labor Standards Act to their special investigators. Each investigator in the lawsuit is set to receive an average of $47,000. The $5.4 million dollar settlement includes any person who worked for Farmers Insurance
Bayer has settled a class action lawsuit regarding claims that Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The settlement includes the lawsuits from the federal multidistrict litigation and state of California.
A settlement was recently approved against California based Munger Bros. who owns Washington state berry farm, Sarbanand Farms in Sumas, WA.
The Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division affirmed a class action certification in a lawsuit that claims homeowners in two New Jersey towns suffered home value reductions after what they allege is “abnormally dangerous and hazardous chemicals” in the groundwater by company Hoffman-LaRoche.
A $63 million proposed settlement was proposed in a North Carolina federal court over allegations that JPMorgan Chase bank overcharged servicemember customers under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
Two petitions by groups of policyholders to centralize the disputes of business interruption insurance class actions relating to COVID-19 business losses were filed in the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the City of Portland, Oregon over the use of tear gas by police to disperse protesters rallying against police brutality. The complaint alleges the use of chemical agents violates …
An Oregon federal court judge issued an Opinion on May 29, 2020 that the defendant, Ruby Receptionists, Inc., and defense counsel cannot communicate with the class members absent a prior court approval.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against a New Jersey long-term care facility. The facility is facing more than $220,000 in fines from the state after an investigation.
A federal judge in New York has held that President Donald Trump and three of his children cannot delay a putative class action accusing them of fraud. The case has been
The critically acclaimed Portland eatery, Beast, owned by a James Beard Foundation Award winner, filed a federal class action lawsuit against its insurance company on May 13, 2020, alleging several counts of breach of contract after the insurance company did not pay the establishment for business interruption caused by the government imposed quarantine.
An Oregon federal court certified a class action in a case that arises from claims of Ruby Receptionists’ customers that the company misled its customers and breached its contracts by billing for time a call was on hold, and by rounding up every call resulting in overcharges.
Consumers have recently filed several class actions related to their inability to use or obtain a refund for services no longer offered following the implementation of government restrictions.
The Third Circuit revived claims asserted by UberBlack drivers that Uber misclassified them as independent contractors to deny them proper minimum and overtime wages.
Apple announced the settlement of a class action in which it has agreed to pay up to $500 million to iPhone users accusing the tech company of