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 9, 2015 - "The scope of the privilege waiver in attorney malpractice cases," Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal

A new client contacts you because one of its former attorneys made a mistake—a big one. Maybe the attorney blew a deal, or negligently drafted an agreement, or failed to take some action that would have protected your client as its business relationship with a third party started falling apart. And your client, understandably, wants to know its options. How can it be made whole? So you talk about a potential malpractice suit. The facts seem strong, the claim is timely, but you still need to disclose the risks. This article was published in the Summer 2015 edition of the Oregon State Bar’s Litigation Journal. 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.

April 2015 - Josh Ross speaks about pro bono work and diversity, Oregon State Bar

In Oregon State Bar's Member Spotlight, Josh Ross shares his thoughts regarding the Bar's Diversity Action Plan and his pro bono service.  Link to video.