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.
Justices will look at a huge tobacco award, a lumber antitrust issue and consumers' insurance beef. You can read the full story here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two important decisions relating to class actions have recently been handed down by the Federal and Oregon Court of Appeals. You can read the full story here.