Stoll Berne has filed a shareholder derivative lawsuit against Galena Biopharma. Read more about this case as reported by Nick Budnick in The Oregonian.
"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.
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.
"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.
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.
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 an article about working with an in-house paralegal for trial presentation written by Steve Larson and Angel Falconer for the American Bar Association Class Actions and Derivative Suits Litigation Committee Fall 2013, Vol. 24 No. 1 newsletter.
The SEC has enacted new rules removing limits on advertising and soliciting investors for private unregistered securities. Brent Hunsberger of The Oregonian writes about these new rules and the possible problems investors may face as a result. Click here to read this article.
Legal fees may be inevitable for some businesses but they can be managed and minimized. Read this article written by Keith Dubanevich published in the Portland Business Journal where he discusses ten such ways to manage legal costs.