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Stoll Berne and Keller Rohrback defeat Monsanto’s Motion for Summary Judgment in PCB Contamination Lawsuit

On February 2, 2024, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington denied Monsanto’s Motion for Summary Judgment in ongoing PCB litigation. Stoll Berne and co-counsel at Keller Rohrback represent the City of Seattle in this suit and seek to hold Monsanto accountable for the harms that Monsanto’s PCBs have caused to the City’s stormwater and drainage system and the Lower Duwamish Waterway.

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Portland Jury Awards $85 Million Judgment to 9 Victims of Labor Day 2020 Fires in First PacifiCorp Damage Phase Trials

A jury in Portland, Oregon awarded $85 million in compensation from PacifiCorp to nine survivors of the fires that swept across Oregon on Labor Day 2020. The verdict, which consisted of more than $6 million in economic and $56 million in non-economic damages, translates to an award of more than $85 million after the doubling of economic damages and the addition of punitive damages of 25% that are automatically applied given the jury’s verdict in the first phase of the case.

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State of Oregon Files PFAS Contamination Lawsuit

The State of Oregon, by and through Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, filed a lawsuit on May 31, 2023, for injuries to the State of Oregon’s lands, waters, wildlife, and other natural resources; property; residents; and consumers against nearly two dozen defendants for the use of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foam.

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