Investigations

INVESTIGATION ON BEHALF OF HOMEOWNERS WHO RECEIVED "ACTUAL CASH VALUE" PAYMENTS FROM AN INSURANCE COMPANY FOLLOWING PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIM

STOLL BERNE is investigating claims on behalf of homeowners or other insureds who may have been underpaid by insurance companies for property damage claims. If you recently made an insurance claim for property damage and received an “actual cash value” payment, you may have been underpaid.

Many insurance policies require payment of what is called the “actual cash value” following a loss, such as from damage to a home following a storm.  Stoll Berne is investigating whether insurance companies undervalued, and underpaid, these claims by improperly depreciating the value of labor to replace and repair the damage.    

Please contact attorney Joshua Ross to discuss this issue further. 


STOLL BERNE INVESTIGATES AEQUITAS CAPITAL

STOLL BERNE is opening an investigation into Aequitas Capital Management, Inc., and Aequitas Investment Management, LLC.  Recent news reports revealed that Aequitas, blaming “liquidity challenges”, cash flow issues, and a shortage of new investments, has failed to repay investors on schedule and has suspended any repayment of investors’ Aequitas private notes.  These recent news reports also revealed sudden, massive layoffs by Aequitas, as well as investigations of Aequitas by the SEC and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  All of this comes on the heels of revelations concerning Aequitas’ involvement with Corinthian Colleges, Inc., the legally-troubled for-profit college operator which filed for bankruptcy in 2015.  STOLL BERNE has already spoken with concerned investors.

STOLL BERNE’s investigation encompasses Aequitas Capital Management, Inc., and Aequitas Investment Management, LLC, as well as certain Aequitas investment funds and other Aequitas investment vehicles, including:

Aequitas Capital Opportunities Fund, LP
Aequitas Commercial Finance, LLC
Aequitas ETC Founders Fund, LLC
Aequitas Income Opportunity Fund, LLC
Aequitas Income Opportunity Fund II, LLC
Aequitas Income Protection Fund, LLC
Aequitas Private Client Fund, LLC

We are interested in hearing from concerned investors who purchased private notes from Aequitas or who otherwise invested with or loaned money to Aequitas.  Please contact attorneys Jacob Gill, Timothy DeJong or Keith Ketterling.

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STOLL BERNE INVESTIGATING ARSENIC AND CADMIUM NEAR TWO SE PORTLAND SCHOOLS

Stoll Berne is investigating potential claims arising out of high arsenic and cadmium levels found near two southeast Portland schools.  The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has reported that the neighborhood near 3722 SE 21st Street has high levels of two known carcinogens: cadmium and arsenic. 

If you live in the area and would like to know about your legal options, please contact Keith Dubanevich.


STOLL BERNE INVESTIGATING DIESEL ENGINES

The attorneys at Stoll Berne are investigating cars with TDI 2.0 Diesel Engines.

  • 2009-2015 Volkswagen Jetta (including the Jetta Sportswagen)
  • 2010-2015 Volkswagen Golf (including the Golf Sportswagen)
  • 2010-2015 Audi A3
  • 2012-2015 Volkswagen Beetle (including the Beetle Convertible)
  • 2012-2015 Volkswagen Passat

We are interested in hearing from consumers who own one of the above listed autos. Please contact attorney Jen Wagner.


STOLL BERNE is investigating alleged violations of debt collection laws by a debt collector named Liberty Acquisitions Servicing, LLC.  Liberty Acquisitions is a debt collector based in Colorado that operates in Oregon and other states.  Former account holders at US Bank or Wells Fargo who allegedly incurred overdraft fees may have either received a demand letter or been sued by Liberty Acquisitions.  In the demand letter or lawsuit, Liberty Acquisitions may have alleged a right to recover certain amounts of interest that Liberty may not have been entitled to collect. 

If you received a demand letter from Liberty Acquisitions or were sued by Liberty Acquisitions over a debt owed on a US Bank or Wells Fargo bank account, and Liberty Acquisitions alleged that you owed money for interest on the debts, please contact attorney Joshua Ross.