Recent News

September 2016

Steve helps clients successfully complete short sale of property, relieving them of crippling debt without bank recourse.

Steve finalizes six figure settlement for the plaintiff in an insurance coverage dispute.

Steve delivers five figure settlement for the claimants in a breach of contract dispute.

July 2016

Steve wins partial summary judgment for client on its insurer’s duty to defend underlying litigation pursant to a media liability policy. The United States District Court for the District of Maryland’s decision adopts the Oster Law Firm’s arguments. Please call or email for a copy of Judge Bennett’s opinion.

March 2016

Steve delivers six figure settlement on behalf of plaintiff in wrongful discharge and defamation case.

February 2016

On behalf of homeowners, Steve obtains unprecedented settlement of Fair Credit Reporting Act and breach of contract claims against national bank.

September 2015

Steve Oster is quoted in article concerning Maryland Medical Marijuana Licensing. The article can be found here:

May 2015

The Oster Law Firm prevails on a motion to dismiss brought by Bank of America in a case alleging Fair Credit Reporting Act violations and mortgage abuses. Steve represents a couple in connection with two loans originally placed with BoA. The Complaint seeks damages and injunctive relief on several theories. Judge Boasberg of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled overwhelmingly in the clients’ favor. Contact us for copies of the opinion.

January 2015

Steve wins a motion to dismiss tort claims brought against his client, a downtown restaurant, arising out of an off-premises altercation. The plaintiff asserted the restaurant, by virtue of its having reqested a Metropolitan Police Detail for crowd control, was vicariously liable for the officers’ alleged failure to act. United States District Judge Kollar-Kotelly ruled the plaintiff had failed to plausibly allege the client controlled the police officers’ actions.

November 2014

The Oster Law Firm files suit against a well-known national bank on behalf of a credit customer alleging violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Settlement terms include deletion of adverse credit information and a cash payment to the client.

October 2014

The Oster Law Firm obtains summary judgment from the Delaware Court of Chancery for a stockholder seeking access to corporate books and records pursuant to 8 Del. Ch. s. 220.

July 2014

Steve authors briefs for filing in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

April 2014

Steve co-authors brief for filing in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in a criminal matter.

April 2014

Steve achieves favorable settlement in Texas professional negligence case.

March 2014

Steve Oster is selected by the Paxton Law Group to oversee litigation matters.

February 2014

Steve Oster represents client in an adjudicatory hearing before the Social Security Admnistration, winning on all issues.

January 2014

The Oster Law Firm wins a preliminary injunction on behalf of Steve’s clients in District of Columbia Superior Court.

June 2013

The Disrict of Columbia Court of Appeals names Steve Oster to the 2013 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll for outstanding pro bono service.

May 2013

The Oster Law Firm concludes settlement of litigation in which its client–a defendant–recovers a substantial sum from the plaintiffs.

March 2013

Steve Oster delivers oral argument before Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Federal Tort Claims Act issues.

February 2013

Steve Oster authors briefs to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals resulting in remand of criminal conviction for evidentiary hearing on government’s compliance with United States v. Jencks.

January 2013

Steve Oster accepts position as Adjunct Professor of Law at Webster University.

October 2012

Oster Law Firm wins appeal to the Fourth Circuit resulting in rare reversal and entry of judgment in favor of OLF client. Contact us for a copy of the opinion and briefs.

October 2012

Oster Law Firm files petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court challenging criminal sentencing based on acquitted conduct. Contact us for copies of the petition.

August 2012

Oster Law successfully petitions Social Security Administration Appeals Council to vacate and remand an adverse decision aganst client.

December 2011

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals adopts Oster Law Firm’s arguments and reverses decision on the recoverability of attorney’s fees in real estate contract cases.

June 2011

The Oster Law Firm obtains settlement in case involving family trust; settlement terms exceed former counsel’s original demand in litigation.

November 2010

The Oster Law Firm wins a directed verdict at trial dismissing fraud claims against client.

Recent Cases

• US District Court for the District of Maryland, insurance coverage dispute (plaintiff),

• US District Court for the Northern District of California, breach of emploment contract claim (plaintiff).

• US District Court for the Western District of Virginia, interception of satellite communications claim (defendant).

• US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, professional negligence litigation (plaintiff).

• US District Court for the District of Arizona, employment and breach of contract litigaion (plaintiff).

• US District Court for the Middle District of Florida, jury trial regarding fraudulent real estate transaction (plaintiff).

• US District Court for the District of Maryland, jury trial regarding a breach of contract, fraud involving developer (defendant).

• US District Court for the District of Columbia, jury trial regarding fraudulent credentialed health care provider (plaintiff).

• US District Court for the District of Columbia, appeal, DC Consumer Protection Procedures Act (appellant).

• US Distrct Court for the District of New Jersey, various cases.

• Superior Court District of Columbia, jury trial involving personal injury and trust matters (plaintiff).

• US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, case regarding attorneys’ fees (appellant).

• US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, three cases representing appellants.

• Circuit Court, Ft. Myers, Florida, litigation arising out of stock purchase agreement (defendant).

• Circuit Court, Montgomery County, Maryland, professional malpractice (plaintiff).

• Circuit Court, Winchester, Virginia, professional malpractice, (plaintiff).

• US District Court for the District of Columbia, appeal of adverse administrative agency determination.

• Social Security Administration, administrative appeal.

• United States Tax Court, petitioners, various cases.