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February 11, 2016 - "Barrett Business Services (BBSI) Announces Favorable Outcome of Independent Investigation," StreetInsider.com

Keith Ketterling, Tim DeJong, and Nadia Dahab of Stoll Berne conducted an independent investigation of Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI) to determine whether an illegal act had occurred with respect to BBSI's workers' compensation reserve expense and found no illegal activity. The findings were presented to BBSI and representatives of BBSI's independent public accounting firm, Moss Adams.  In this article in StreetInsider.com, Anthony Meeker, chairman of BBSI's board of directors, commented “The board of directors appreciates the thoroughness of Stoll Berne's investigation.”  Read more...

February 9, 2016 - "Meeting informs southeast Portland residents about arsenic, cadmium found in air", www.kptv.com

Keith Dubanevich believes current regulations do not work for different sized companies and was shocked to hear that even though both arsenic and cadmium in the neighborhood are alarmingly high, it's nowhere close to the maximum, which means the company is legally in the clear.  He says, "It's like having the same restrictions for your neighborhood gas station as the big oil refinery that gas came from."  According to this KPTV article, the DEQ says all of the rules are handed down by the federal government and all they can do right now is enforce them.

February 3, 2016 - "State Finds Alarmingly High Arsenic, Cadmium Levels Near Two SE Portland Schools", The Portland Mercury

Keith Dubanevich was asked to comment about the alarming results of a monitoring program of airborne heavy metals, including arsenic and cadmium, that was conducted this past October in inner Southeast Portland.  Read more about this story as reported in The Portland Mercury.

January 8, 2016 - "Families win another favorable ruling in autism case against Providence," Portland Business Journal

"U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon previously ruled that Providence cannot deny coverage of a type of autism therapy known as Applied Behavioral Analysis.  A followup rulling this week allowed familes' claims for further relief to move forward."  Read more about this matter as reported in the Portland Business Journal.

December 7, 2015 - "Three appointed to Oregon Supreme Court, Court of Appeals by Gov. Kate Brown," Oregon Live

Scott Shorr, who is a managing shareholder at the Portland firm Stoll Berne, also was appointed Monday morning to the Court of Appeals. The governor's office describes him as "one of the state's top appellate lawyers," having frequently argued before the state's appellate courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more...

December 7, 2015 - "Brown appoints first Asian American to Oregon Supreme Court," Portland Tribune

Brown on Monday also announced appointees for two seats on the Oregon Court of Appeals: Deschutes County Circuit Court Roger J. DeHoog and Scott A. Shorr, a managing shareholder at Portland law firm Stoll Berne. Read more...

November 4, 2015 - "The fine print, part 2: Attorneys differ on how arbitration clauses affect Portland," Portland Business Journal

Yesterday, the Portland Business Journal ran the first part of a piece in which local attorneys discussed an Oct. 31 New York Times story on arbitration clauses. Today, attorneys Michael Garone, a Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt shareholder who specializes on employment and appellate law, and Steve Larson a Stoll Berne class action expert, talk about how the trend is playing out locally. Read Part II .

November 3, 2015 - "Portland attorneys grapple over fine print in small business, consumer contracts," Portland Business Journal

An Oct. 31 New York Times story on the advent of arbitration as a means toward resolving consumer and small business grievances struck a chord with attorneys nationwide.

The story "Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice" asks whether arbitration clauses, essentially as opposed to class-action suits, provide the best avenues in disputes.

 This is a two part article read Part I .

November 2, 2015 - "A year later, attorneys back in court in Providence autism case," Portland Business Journal

More than a year after a federal judge ruled that Providence Health Plan cannot deny coverage of a type of behavioral therapy for autism, the parties were back in court arguing over what the health insurer owes the plaintiffs. Read more...

October 29, 2015 - Josh Ross speaks at 2015 OSB Pro Bono Fair

On October 29, 2015, Joshua Ross will be speaking at 2015 OSB Pro Bono Fair.  The event be held at World Trade Center in downtown Portland. The Three Free CLEs will run concurrently in the afternoon from 3:00pm-7:30pm followed by the fair, awards and social from 5:00 to 7:30. For more details click here.

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