Articles

Summer 2014 - "The Constitutionality of Statutory Penalty Awards," The Oregon Constitutional Law Newsletter

Mark Friel discusses the constitutionality of statutory penalty awards in an article written for the Oregon Constitutional Law Newsletter.  Click here to read the full article.

Spring 2014 - Visual Trial Presentations, Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal

With all the new apps available for the iPad and other tablets, a lawyer and assisting paralegal can do much more visual advocacy on his or her own.  Click here to read more about this topic as written by Steve Larson and Angelene Falconer.

March 2014 - "Barrister Bands", Oregon Business Magazine

Tim DeJong, an intellectual property litigator with Stoll Berne and amateur musician, was featured in an Oregon Business Magazine article about lawyers playing in bands.  Read more about Tim's musical escapades by clicking here.

February 28, 2014 - "Lake Oswego firm Galena Biopharma sued over marketing campaign, insider selloff," The Oregonian

Stoll Berne has filed a shareholder derivative lawsuit against Galena Biopharma.  Read more about this case as reported by Nick Budnick in The Oregonian.

February 19, 2014 - "Law firms investigate Galena stock price fluctuation, insider sales," Portland Business Journal

"Galena Biopharma is under the microscope following accusations of insider trading at the Portland company." Read more about this story and Stoll Berne's investigation, as reported in the Portland Business Journal.

February 3, 2014 - "Business dispute resolution calls for proactive approach," Oregon Business Magazine

A recent survey of corporate counsel in Fortune 1,000 companies confirms what, anecdotally, seems to be a truism when it comes to commercial disputes: no one wants to invest in a lawsuit. Given a choice, companies generally would rather find constructive, business-oriented solutions that genuinely meet their interests than poison ongoing or future relationships, or devote time and resources fighting court battles the outcomes of which are often unpredictable and hardly guaranteed to satisfy long-term goals.

Read the entire article by Rob Shlachter and Mark Friel.

January 31, 2014 - "More businesses choose alternative solutions, " Portland Business Journal

"Companies facing potential litigation have three basic choices: Go to court, arbitrate or mediate."  Read more about alternative dispute solutions in this article published in the Portland Business Journal.

January 10, 2014 - "Gresham man sues Omaha Steaks over repeated, unwanted sales calls," The Oregonian

Stoll Berne is representing an Oregon man in a lawsuit against Omaha Steaks alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  The lawsuit alleges that the defendants placed multiple automatically dialed telephone calls to cell phones without the consent of the cell phone user.  Stoll Berne is working with two Louisiana law firms, Keogh, Cox & Wilson and Bohrer Law Firm.  The lawsuit seeks to proceed as a nationwide class action.  You can read a report about the case on OregonLive.

December 19, 2013 - "Trial Presentation Made Easy," American Bar Association

Jurors, trial judges, and arbitrators have grown to expect that lawyers will use technology in the courtroom to help present the evidence. As a result, lawyers must know how to manage the trial exhibits, demonstrative aids, and other visuals to be used at trial in an electronic environment.  Click here to read this article as published by the American Bar Association Class Actions and Derivative Suits Litigation Committee.

December 11, 2013: "Downtown power outage: Who's to blame and who should pay?" Portland Business Journal

Steve Larson talks with Suzanne Stevens of the Portland Business Journal about the recent power outage in downtown Portland. Now that the lights are back on, the focus is shifting.  Who's to blame and who should pay?  Read this article by clicking here.

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