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Another payment: Scharfstein v. BP West Coast

It’s been a long road. And now we’re coming to the end. Next week, final checks will start going out in the settlement¬†Scharfstein v. BP West Coast Products, LLC. This is the final round of payments from a settlement that was completed last year. The case arose out of overcharges… Continue Reading →

VW “Clean” Diesel Fraud: A new approach

The many, many federal class action cases against Volkswagen have been consolidated in Northern California, and it looks like consumers are in for a slow slog. My co-counsel, Tim Quenelle, and I put our heads together and have developed a new strategy option. We believe that we can efficiently… Continue Reading →

BP Class Action Update: Class Notice

Finally. Class notice has started in our class action against BP. The case involves illegal debit card charges levied on Oregon gas purchasers. We’re suing under the Unlawful Trade Practices Act because BP violates the Oregon rules governing gasoline price advertising. Here is a link to the class action… Continue Reading →

Update: Career Education Corp files its appeal brief

For those interested, Career Education Corp and Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu Portland filed their appeal brief in our long-running consumer fraud class action, Surrett v. Western Culinary Institute. The brief is long and technical. It focuses on things like arbitration clauses and class action procedure. If you’re really interested,… Continue Reading →