"U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon previously ruled that Providence cannot deny coverage of a type of autism therapy known as Applied Behavioral Analysis. A followup rulling this week allowed familes' claims for further relief to move forward." Read more about this matter as reported in the Portland Business Journal.
Scott Shorr, who is a managing shareholder at the Portland firm Stoll Berne, also was appointed Monday morning to the Court of Appeals. The governor's office describes him as "one of the state's top appellate lawyers," having frequently argued before the state's appellate courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more...
Yesterday, we ran the first part of a piece in which local attorneys discussed an Oct. 31 New York Times story on arbitration clauses. Today, attorneys Michael Garone, a Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt shareholder who specializes on employment and appellate law, and Steve Larson a Stoll Berne class action expert, talk about how the trend is playing out locally. Read Part II .
An Oct. 31 New York Times story on the advent of arbitration as a means toward resolving consumer and small business grievances struck a chord with attorneys nationwide.
The story "Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice" asks whether arbitration clauses, essentially as opposed to class-action suits, provide the best avenues in disputes.
This is a two part article read Part I .
More than a year after a federal judge ruled that Providence Health Plan cannot deny coverage of a type of behavioral therapy for autism, the parties were back in court arguing over what the health insurer owes the plaintiffs. Read more...
On October 29, 2015, Joshua Ross will be speaking at 2015 OSB Pro Bono Fair. The event be held at World Trade Center in downtown Portland. The Three Free CLEs will run concurrently in the afternoon from 3:00pm-7:30pm followed by the fair, awards and social from 5:00 to 7:30. For more details click here.