The Honorable Dennis J. Hubel of the Federal District Court for the District of Oregon certified a class action on behalf of all health care providers in the country that had a Preferred Provider Organization (“PPO”) Agreement with the First Health Network. The class members in the class action are health care providers (such as doctors and physical therapists) who provide medical services to injured workers in the workers’ compensation system, and who contracted to be part of defendant’s First Health PPO network.
Consumer Law Cases
The complaints were filed on behalf of all customers who were subjected to the systematic practice implemented by the banks to re-order electronic debit transactions from the highest dollar amount to the lowest dollar amount soas to deplete the customer's available funds as quickly as possible while maximizing the amount of "Overdraft Fees" collected by the banks. The lawsuit seeks to recover the improperly charged overdraft fees.
Stoll Berne has filed a federal class action action against Sony Corporation, Hitachi Ltd., LG Electronics, Inc., Toshiba Corporation and others on behalf of Oregon consumers who purchased optical disk drive products(such as CD, DVD or Blu-ray players, or computers containing such devices) from October 2005 to the present.
Stoll Berne filed a federal class action against Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., on behalf of Oregon consumers who purchased vehicles subject to the recent recalls.
STOLL BERNE, along with other class counsel, filed a class action lawsuit regarding promotional offers from Chase Bank USA, N.A. ("Chase") that promised a low interest rate for the life of the loan or until paid off.
On August 27, 2007, checks in the amount of approximately $175.00 were mailed to over 340,000 class members in a nationwide multi-million dollar class action settlement between Hartford Fire Insurance Company and its policyholders. This amounts to an aggregate amount of over $59 million.
On November 9, 2006, a $19.25 million settlement on behalf of 65,000 automobile policyholders with Nationwide was given final approval by the Oregon Federal District Court.
Stoll Berne filed eight proposed class actions against insurance companies (Farmers, State Farm, Safeco, Nationwide, GEICO, Progressive, Hartford and Valley Insurance Company) for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Stoll Berne has successfully handled a number of high profile securities fraud class action suits on behalf of investors, including suits against Melridge, Deloitte & Touche, Louisiana Pacific, Assisted Living, Southern Pacific and Flir.
In October 2004, the Oregon Federal District Court gave final approval to a settlement on behalf of Oregon policyholders of Valley Insurance Company.