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Winter 2015 - "You Say Yes. I Say No. Ethical Issues in Multi-Plaintiff Settlements," Trial Lawyer

Read this article written by Keil Mueller about ethical issues in multi-plaintiff settlements, originally published in the Winter 2015 issue of Trial Lawyer magazine, the quarterly journal of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

February 2015 - "Class Actions Still in Action," Multnomah Lawyer

Despite recent U.S. Supreme Court cases, class actions are still a viable way to challenge widespread corporate wrongdoing. Read more about this subject written by Steve Larson and printed in the February 2015 issue of Multnomah Lawyer.  (Reprinted with the permission of Multnomah Lawyer.)

November 2014 - "Parting Thoughts. The Elephant on the Crimson Trace," Oregon State Bar Bulletin

In this Oregon State Bar Bulletin column, Gary Berne discusses the recent case Crimson Trace Corp. v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 335 Or 476 (May 30, 2014) and its impact on whether clients have a right to know about discussions within a law firm when lawyers are discussing whether they have committed malpractice.  Read this article by clicking here.

November 6, 2014 - "Portland law firm files class action against World Wrestling Entertainment...." Portland Business Journal

"Portland law firm Stoll Berne has filed a class action lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. that alleges the company knowingly subjects wrestlers to concussions and brain damage."  Read more about this lawsuit as reported in the Portland Business Journal.

October 29, 2014 - "Portland wrestler sues WWE," KOIN6

"Billy Jack Haynes wants to give World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s head-smacking, money-making 'soap opera' a federal court body slam because of what he says is the international sports giant's disregard for wrestlers' safety."  Read more about this lawsuit as reported by KOIN6.

October 29, 2014 - "Class Action Targets Wrestling League Over Concussion," The National Law Journal

"World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. subjects professional wrestlers to 'extreme physical brutality.' but tries to keep the performers unaware of the irreversible brain and body damage that can result, a proposed class-action filed in Oregon federal court by a former wrestler contends."  Read more about this case as reported by The National Law Journal.

October 25, 2014 - "Billy Jack Haynes wrestles WWE into federal court," Portland Tribune

"Billy Jack...is suing WWE in federal court for 'egregious mistreatment of its wrestlers for its own benefit, as well as its concealment and denial of medical research and evidence concerning traumatic brain injuries suffered by WWE wrestlers,' according to the 42-page lawsuit filed Thursday, Oct. 23 in Portland's U.S. District Court."  Read more about this case as reported by the Portland Tribune.

Fall 2014 - "Accrual of Legal Malpractice Claims: It May Be Sooner Than You Think," OSB Litigation Journal

Read this article about legal malpractice claims written by Gary Berne and Joshua Ross, and printed in the Fall 2014 Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal.

October 10, 2014 - "Prepare your business for an oil spill," Portland Business Journal

"Recent disasters involving railroad shipments of crude oil have raised concerns about the impact of accidents involving trains carrying oil to refineries, terminals and ports in the Pacific Northwest."  Read more of this column written by Keith Dubanevich and published in the Portland Business Journal.

September 24, 2014 - "$31m Bank of America Force-Placed Insurance Class Action Settlement Approved," Top Class Actions

"A $31 million class action settlement between Bank of America NA and homeowners who allege they were illegally forced to purchase overpriced and excessive flood insurance was approved by an Oregon federal judge on Thursday, September 18, 2014."  Read more about this case as reported on Top Class Actions.

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