November 10, 2006 - "Checks Will Go to Nationwide Clients," The Oregonian

More than 65,000 Nationwide auto insurance customers from Oregon and other states will get checks for more than $200 in about 30 days after a Portland judge approved a $19.25 million settlement of a class action lawsuit. You can read the full story here.

2006 - "Too Late and Too Early: The Inconsistent Tolling Rules for Statutes of Limitation..." Class Action Reports

Is it possible both to be too late to file a complaint and too early? In a word, yes. While it sounds impossible, this is the unusual result produced by some recent cases that consider class action tolling rules. Article is written by N. Robert Stoll and Scott A. Shorr.  You can read the full article here.

October 2, 2006 - "Three Cases from Oregon to be Heard by Supreme Court," OPB News

The first Monday in October is the first day of the new U.S. Supreme Court term.  Seventeen of the 38 cases the justices have so far agreed to consider involve business issues.  That is an unusually high percentage.... You can read the full story here.

October 2, 2006 - "Oregon Business Cases Crowd Docket," The Oregonian

Justices will look at a huge tobacco award, a lumber antitrust issue and consumers' insurance beef. You can read the full story here.

July 11, 2006 - "Settlement Would Give Drivers a Bit of Cash," The Oregonian

More than 67,000 people from Oregon and other states who renewed automobile insurance between 2001 and 2004 would receive more than $19 million - about $285 each minus attorneys fees and costs - under a proposed class-action settlement. You can read the full story here.

May 2006 - "2006 Rainmaker Finalist - Robert Shlachter," Commerce Magazine

When Rob Shlachter moved to Oregon from California, he expected he'd run into a little rain. He just didn't realize he would become an expert at making it fall. You can read the full story here.

January 28, 2006 - "Insurance Customers Win Ruling," The Oregonian

Insurance company notices to clients who don't get the best rates because of their credit reports will be required from the initial purchase and will be more specific because of two Portland customers who appealed their long-running case to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. You can read the full story here.

October 17, 2005 - "Insurance Rates, Credit Focus of Ruling," The National Law Journal

The Fair Credit Reporting Act does not allow insurance companies to charge new policy applicants a higher rate based on their credt reports without telling them why, according to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. the first federal circuit to rule on this issue. You can read the full story here.

Fall 2005 - "9th Circuit Establishes Guidelines for Interlocutory Appeals of Class Certification Orders," Lit. Journal

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f), which became effective in 1998, allows federal courts of appeal to permit a discretionary interlocutory review of an order of a district court granting or denying class action certification. This article is written by Steve D. Larson and David F. Rees. You can read this article here.


July 22, 2005 - "Best of the Bar - Keith Ketterling," Portland Business Journal