September 2015 - "Arbitrator's Discretion to Consider Issues," OSB in Brief

Gary Berne's article alerts Oregon lawyers to an important case about arbitration agreements.  One of the parties thought there was a specific agreement to arbitrate a single issue  But The Oregon Court of Appeals held that the Oregon arbitration statutes give an arbitrator power to decide additional matters unless there is precise language waiving the statutes.  Click here to read this article.

August 11, 2015 Oregon Real Estate Deskbook – Available Now!

Andrew Davis and Benjamin Leedy co-authored chapter 17, “Commercial Purchase and Sale Agreements,” for the Oregon Real Estate Deskbook, Oregon State Bar, 2015

July 29, 2015 - "Judge rips Oracle's claims: Cover Oregon not sunk by Kitzhaber advisers," The Oregonian

A judge has blasted a California software giant's claim that a cabal of campaign advisers are to blame for the decision to tank the state's $300 million Cover Oregon website project. Read article.

July 2015 - "The Unashamed Progressive," 2015 Oregon Super Lawyers

The Unashamed Progressive By Susan G. Hauser Published in: 2015 Oregon Super Lawyers — August 2015 Business lawyer Steven Berman works for same-sex marriage, GMO labeling and marijuana legalization; and note the pedigree. Read article

July 8, 2015 - 2015 Oregon Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

STOLL BERNE is proud to announce that THIRTEEN of our attorneys have been named on the 2015 Oregon Super Lawyer list and THREE named on the 2015 Oregon Rising Stars list.

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June 12, 2015 - "Multnomah county court judge tosses Oracle suit against political consultants," Willamette Week

Multnomah County Court Judge Henry Kantor today threw out a lawsuit today that Oracle America Corp., filed in February against five political consultants.  Read article.

June 2015 - "Risks in joining legal and equitable claims in litigation," Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal

Steve Berman’s article on risks with pursuing both legal and equitable claims in breach of contract cases was published in the Spring 2015 edition of the Oregon State Bar’s Litigation Journal. Read article. 

June 9, 2015 - "House health approves primary care collaborative, narrowing antitrust exemption," The Lund Report

The state wants to get healthcare providers and health insurance companies on board with uniform new approaches toward paying for primary care. Collaborative supporters kept some protections from antitrust laws, but Sen. Shields also won concessions in a compromised new version of SB 231. Read article.

June, 2015 - "The unfortunate rise of elder financial abuse," June Issue of the Multnomah Lawyer

Elder financial abuse is the theft or conversion of money or other property by caregivers, relatives or other people. The number and complexity of elder financial abuse reports has grown significantly over the past decade. Indeed, recent research by the National Center on Elder Abuse and The MetLife Mature Market Institute® shows elder financial exploitation is widespread, costly and sometimes deadly. Read article.

May 21, 2015 - "Shields questions state's increasing giveaway of anti-trust exemptions," The Lund Report

Sen. Chip Shields was unsuccessful in his attempts to block anti-trust immunity to CCOs and long-term care facilities, but now, with the backing of the FTC, he’s trying to stop granting similar protections to health insurers discussing primary care payment models. Read article.