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Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 67

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Apr 16

    Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources: April 2014 Update

    Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources: April 2014 Update
    We have updated our Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources guide. We have expanded its reach beyond the Portland-metro area so new resources may be added – and you are welcome to suggest additions. Link to the PDF or link…
  • Apr 10

    Updated (2014) Oregon & Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources Guide

    Updated (2014) Oregon & Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources Guide
    Direct link to a PDF of the guide: OREGON AND PORTLAND METRO-AREA LEGAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES You can also link to the guide from our Document Index, under “Oregon and Portland Metro ...“: Additions and corrections to the guide are…
  • Apr 10

    Marijuana Workshop for Oregon (WA & CA) Local Governments: May 1, 2014

    Marijuana Workshop for Oregon (WA & CA) Local Governments: May 1, 2014
    On Thursday, May 1, 2014, The League of Oregon Cities is presenting a marijuana workshop for local governments: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • DoubleTree by Hilton Portland (Lloyd Center) • Learn what’s happening in Oregon…
Rank this Week: 134

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

http://www.bulletinsfromaloha.org/
  • Apr 9

    PUT WOMEN IN CHARGE OF WAR

    PUT WOMEN IN CHARGE OF WAR
    WOMEN AND WAR   Let Us Put Women In Charge of  War   My friend was not able to go on a skiing vacation with us this year because of disabilities caused by his year in the Vietnam War.  My service escaped those…
  • Feb 5

    THE KNOWN BIGOT

    THE KNOWN BIGOT
    THE BIGOT I KNOW     HE IS not CLOSE TO ME, OR IS HE?  LET ME INTRODUCE MY business ACQUAINTANCE,  mr. ED harnden, A DOWNTOWN LAWYER.   ONE DAY, DOWNTOWN,   I ASKED MY MOTHER….’WHY DO PEOPLE HATE…
  • Jan 22

    UPDATED TABLE OF CONTENTS (JANUARY, 2014)

    UPDATED TABLE OF CONTENTS (JANUARY, 2014)
    CURRENT TABLE OF CONTENTS   TABLE OF CONTENTS  (Note Foreclosure Law Articles-and on Drones Torture, Due Process -Below)   1. Welcome To A New Blog Site for Oregon Lawyers(2/4/07)2. Opening Page -- Purpose of This Blog…
Rank this Week: 157

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 294

Personal Injury Law Update

Personal Injury Law Update

Covers personal injury trends, resources, verdicts and legislation. By D'Amore & Associates.

http://www.personalinjurylawupdate.com/damorelaw/
  • Nov 21

    Loophole puts users of generic drugs at risk

    Loophole puts users of generic drugs at risk
    Generic drug manufacturers are not liable when their medicines cause serious injury: see the video on The Today Show, and sign a petition
  • Nov 19

    Oregon elder abuse claims growing

    Oregon elder abuse claims growing
    An Oregon study of elder abuse finds most abuse is financial and involves family or a caregiver; many of the elderly victims lived alone.
  • Nov 15

    Your teenager is a terrible driver

    Your teenager is a terrible driver
    Are you talking with your teenage driver about good driving habits and motor vehicle safety? National Teen Driver Safety Week forms for parent
Rank this Week: 418

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    CNN Host Reminds Us All Why Courts Are Important

    CNN Host Reminds Us All Why Courts Are Important
    A few days ago Michael Smerconish, a long-time talk-radio fixture who recently began hosting a show on CNN, ended his daily broadcast with a short commentary (see link below) that began as an essay about the GM ignition-switch scandal but…
  • Apr 3

    Portland Traffic Safety Questions Raised by Lack of Night Patrol

    Portland Traffic Safety Questions Raised by Lack of Night Patrol
    An article in Wednesday’s Oregonian raised an interesting question: how many Portlanders are aware that traffic enforcement does not take place overnight? According to the newspaper the city’s last budget cut police funding and,…
  • Mar 31

    Washington Industrial Accident fears Raised by Gas Explosion

    Washington Industrial Accident fears Raised by Gas Explosion
    Residents of Plymouth, Washington and neighboring Hermiston, Oregon were greeted this morning by what the Associated Press described as “a mushroom cloud of black smoke visible for more than a mile.” The cause was an explosion at…
Rank this Week: 579

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Changes, Changes, and More Changes: Amending Governing Documents in Oregon

    Changes, Changes, and More Changes: Amending Governing Documents in Oregon
    Community associations have varying reasons to amend their governing documents and we previously discussed when to amend governing documents in our February 2014 weekly email. Sometimes, a current rule does not fit a community. Other times,…
  • Mar 27

    Discrimination

    Discrimination
    I recently noticed a blog post based on how to challenge your community association. A quick search revealed that there are many postings or websites devoted to the topic. A recurring theme among those posts: If you want to challenge your…
  • Mar 20

    The Aftermath of Damage

    The Aftermath of Damage
    In the fall of 2013 our weekly email discussed preparing for emergencies and knowing what to do when an emergency like a pipe failure occurs. Knowing what to do when there is sudden damage at your association is always the most immediate…
Rank this Week: 1361

The Oregon Divorce Blog

The Oregon Divorce Blog

Provides divorce and family law information. By Stephens Margolin P.C.

http://oregondivorceblog.com/wordpress
  • Dec 23

    Helping People During Divorce – Parenting Time Enforcement

    Helping People During Divorce – Parenting Time Enforcement
    I love helping people through difficult court cases. Saying this at a social gathering can be a conversation stopper, but it’s true. I previously blogged about my passion to help, and about helping one particular client through a very…
  • Aug 7

    When is my Oregon divorce final?

    When is my Oregon divorce final?
    I have had many divorce clients ask when is the divorce final? People in divorce want closure and finality, and many expect the divorce to be final at trial, or when they sign the judgment of dissolution of marriage, or … Continue…
  • Aug 7

    When is my divorce final?

    When is my divorce final?
    I have had many divorce clients ask when is the divorce final? People in divorce want closure and finality, and many expect the divorce to be final at trial, or when they sign the judgment of dissolution of marriage, or … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1165

the Ninth

the Ninth

Tracks the trends of the country's biggest and busiest court of appeals, the Ninth Circuit. By McGuire Coats LLP.

http://www.theninthcircuit.com/
Rank this Week: 1266

Southern Oregon Estate Planning

Southern Oregon Estate Planning

Covers trusts, wills and estate planning. By Jim Eagar.

http://sourthernoregonestateplanning.wordpress.com
  • Jan 16

    New Blog Location – New Web Site

    New Blog Location – New Web Site
    Southern Oregon Estate Planning & Elder Law blog has moved to a new location at http://legacyplanningllc.com/blog/.  It is now a part of our larger web site.  A new format, new layout, and new info.  Visit today!…
  • Dec 12

    Fall 2012 Elder Law Update Available

    Fall 2012 Elder Law Update Available
     In This Issue: • Tax Law Allows Married Couples to Reduce Their Estate Taxes • How to Protect Your Partner Even if You Choose Not to Marry • Low Interest Rates Good for Borrowers, Bad for Retired Seniors • Affordable…
  • Dec 5

    Little Things Can Cause Big Fights When A Relative Die

    Little Things Can Cause Big Fights When A Relative Die
    A recent article in Forbes Magazine highlights the probability that poor estate planning will result in family conflict after a death.  ”Three adult siblings bickered over who would get this little blue bowl when their grandmother…
Rank this Week: 1176

Portland Injury Attorney Blog

Portland Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Oregon medical malpractice and personal injury law. By Robert Le, PC.

http://www.portlandinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1369

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 2126

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Apr 14

    A+C Partner Douglas R. Roach Being Considered For Washington State Supreme Court Opening

    A+C Partner Douglas R. Roach Being Considered For Washington State Supreme Court Opening
    Washington State Supreme Court Justice James Johnson is retiring at the end of this month, which creates an opening on this State's highest bench.  Under the law, Governor Jay Inslee will appoint a jurist to fill that vacancy.  This…
  • Apr 10

    Differing Site Condition Clause: Shifting Risk of the Unexpected

    Differing Site Condition Clause: Shifting Risk of the Unexpected
    A differing site condition is a condition other than weather, climate, or other act of God, discovered on or affecting a construction site that differs in some material respect from what was reasonably anticipated.[i]  The conditions…
  • Apr 8

    Mammoth Tusks and Native American Artifacts – Differing Site Conditions Remain in the New

    Mammoth Tusks and Native American Artifacts – Differing Site Conditions Remain in the New
    Barely a day goes by without a major newspaper article speculating on the shutdown of Big Bertha, the tunnel boring machine presently stuck underground only 1,000 feet into the two-mile long SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project.…
Rank this Week: 2192

Law for Real People

Law for Real People

Provides information for consumers, elders, and nonprofit directors or staff. By John Gear.

http://www.johngearlaw.com/law-for-real-people-blog.html
Rank this Week: 2054

McFarland Pyle & Stone Blog

McFarland Pyle & Stone Blog

Covers immigration law, bankruptcy, environmental and commercial law.

http://mpslawoffices.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Judge’s Decision Clears Way for Stockton’s Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Judge’s Decision Clears Way for Stockton’s Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    A ruling by Judge Klein of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (ED California) has allowed the city of Stockton, California to proceed with its chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed last June.
  • Mar 4

    Bankruptcy in the News: Girls Gone Wild Files for Chapter 11

    Bankruptcy in the News: Girls Gone Wild Files for Chapter 11
    Girls Gone Wild, the adult entertainment franchise with the memorable late night infomercials, filed for Chapter 11 protection last Wednesday.
  • Feb 22

    MPS Expands Denver Office, Adds Andrea Vella, Esq

    MPS Expands Denver Office, Adds Andrea Vella, Esq
    The law firm of McFarland Pyle & Stone LLC welcomes Andrea Vella, Esq. to its Denver office! Andrea was born and raised in Colorado. She attended the University of Denver for her undergraduate degree, majoring in International Business.…
Rank this Week: 1729

Oregon Labor and Employment Law

Oregon Labor and Employment Law

Covers labor and employment law issues. Published by T. Doyle of the Portland firm Bennett Hartman Morris and Kaplan.

http://oregonlaborlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Labor Law

    Labor Law
    A corrections deputy was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants near his home.  The arrest was without incident, and resulted in a diversion agreement instead of a conviction.  The employer imposed a long suspension…
  • Nov 27

    Court Rules That Employer May Not Thwart Strike

    Court Rules That Employer May Not Thwart Strike
  • Aug 14

    City Not Entitled to Recoup Overpaid Pension Benefits by Self-Help

    City Not Entitled to Recoup Overpaid Pension Benefits by Self-Help
    After the City of Portland discovered a 15-year-old error in its pension payment calculations for public safety members of the Fire Police Disability and Retirement Fund, the City tried to get back overpayments totaling more than $3 million,…
Rank this Week: 1466

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features news, tips, and information about Oregon legal research.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 16

    Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources: April 2014 Update

    Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources: April 2014 Update
    We have updated our Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources guide. We have expanded its reach beyond the Portland-metro area so new resources may be added – and you are welcome to suggest additions. Link to the PDF or link…
  • Apr 10

    Updated (2014) Oregon & Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources Guide

    Updated (2014) Oregon & Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources Guide
    Direct link to a PDF of the guide: OREGON AND PORTLAND METRO-AREA LEGAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES You can also link to the guide from our Document Index, under “Oregon and Portland Metro ...“: Additions and corrections to the guide are…
  • Apr 10

    Marijuana Workshop for Oregon (WA & CA) Local Governments: May 1, 2014

    Marijuana Workshop for Oregon (WA & CA) Local Governments: May 1, 2014
    On Thursday, May 1, 2014, The League of Oregon Cities is presenting a marijuana workshop for local governments: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • DoubleTree by Hilton Portland (Lloyd Center) • Learn what’s happening in Oregon…
Rank this Week: 2668

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Apr 16

    California to hold special legislative session for “rainy day fund” amendment

    California to hold special legislative session for “rainy day fund” amendment
    Governor Jerry Brown called a special session of the state Legislature to replace the “Rainy Day Fund” on the November, 2014 ballot with a dedicated reserve to allow the state to pay down its debts and unfunded liabilities. …
  • Mar 19

    Massachusetts High Court Ruling Shocks Public

    Massachusetts High Court Ruling Shocks Public
    What is legislative intent? Legislative intent, or the interpretation of legislation based on legal precedence and what is — and isn’t — written in current laws, can make all the difference, especially in unique cases. The…
  • Mar 10

    Precedents in California Legislation, and Current Legislative New

    Precedents in California Legislation, and Current Legislative New
    If you’re doing law research in California, you might come across this interesting legislative gem: in Los Angeles County, you can only throw a frisbee when you have the permission of the lifeguard. Like any state, California has many…
Rank this Week: 2641

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

Provides practice management tips for Oregon lawyers. By Beverly Michaelis.

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Apr 16

    Legal Tech by the Number

    Legal Tech by the Number
    As we bid adieu to tips, sites, and other good stuff curated from this year’s ABA TECHSHOW, some interesting numbers for you – courtesy of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Who is Using the Cloud and Who is Using ……
  • Apr 15

    Crowdsourcing Legal Research with Casetext and Mootu

    Crowdsourcing Legal Research with Casetext and Mootu
    One of the more interesting ideas discussed at ABA TECHSHOW was the concept of crowdsourcing legal research using Casetext or Mootus: “On Casetext, judicial opinions and statutes are annotated with analysis by prominent law…
  • Apr 14

    Still Pondering Paperless?

    Still Pondering Paperless?
    In my continuing series of top tweets from the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW, today I am offering 10 thoughts to chew on if you are pondering going paperless.  (Including bonus tips from me!) And it saves trees! RT @Westlaw: Benefits of going…
Rank this Week: 4264

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Can I Gift $10,000 Each Year to My Children?

    Can I Gift $10,000 Each Year to My Children?
    Estate planning frequently aims to do more than simply provide a roadmap for the distribution of estate assets after death. For anyone with a moderate to large estate, minimizing the impact of gift and estate taxes is a primary goal of estate…
  • Apr 10

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?
    For many people, philanthropy is an important part of their life.  If you are one of these people, chances are good that you wish to continue your philanthropic gifting after you are gone as well. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to…
  • Apr 8

    If I Create a Living Trust Will I Still Have Control Over My Property?

    If I Create a Living Trust Will I Still Have Control Over My Property?
    A living trust allows you to achieve a number of estate planning goals all at once. A revocable living trust, for example, is an excellent addition to your incapacity plan because it provides for instant change of control to the successor of…
Rank this Week: 2618

The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

Covers the wine business, focusing on law-related issues, marketing trends and how the law interplays with that, and occasional posts about wine enjoyment. By Kevin Guidry.

http://thewinebarblog.com
  • Apr 7

    Changes Afoot for Chinese Trademark Law

    Changes Afoot for Chinese Trademark Law
    Major revisions to Chinese trademark law are set to take effect in May of 2014.  These changes could make it much easier for American wineries to register and protect trademarks in the Chinese marketplace. The largest hurdle for wineries…
  • Mar 23

    American Canyon Trying to Capitalize on the Napa Valley

    American Canyon Trying to Capitalize on the Napa Valley
    Recently, the American Canyon Tourism Improvement District Committee was presented with an idea to boost tourism: apply for the American Canyon to be a recognized federal AVA. The American Canyon is an area in the southernmost part of Napa…
  • Mar 8

    Pitfalls of Chasing the “Polymorphous” Drinker

    Pitfalls of Chasing the “Polymorphous” Drinker
    It has recently been reported that studies show that younger drinkers of alcohol trend more toward higher price-point categories of alcohol – somewhat regardless of type – rather than the more traditional notion that the populace…
Rank this Week: 2751

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

Provides education and tools for Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys.

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4986

Employment Update

Employment Update

Covers current issues in employment, labor and benefits law. By Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
  • Mar 18

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate
    By Wally Miller, Attorney A core provision of the Affordable Care Act (”ACA”) is its employer-shared responsibility mandate (also known as “play-or-pay”). This component of the ACA requires an employer having 50 or…
  • Oct 29

    Upcoming OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training

    Upcoming OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training
    By Brian King, Attorney In May 2012, federal OSHA enacted significant changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard( HCS) program . The applicable regulations are found at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and require chemical manufacturers and employers…
Rank this Week: 2771

Oregon Injury Attorney Blawg

Oregon Injury Attorney Blawg

Covers injury law. By The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Munns.

http://www.oregoninjuryattorneyblawg.com/
  • Apr 2

    Oregon Workers’ Compensation: My Claim is Accepted or Denied, Now What?

    Oregon Workers’ Compensation: My Claim is Accepted or Denied, Now What?
    So you have been hurt on the job, filled out your 801 form, maybe you went to the doctor for something that has been bothering you for a while and your doctor completed an 827 form because your work was the cause. Now what? Here in Oregon…
  • Mar 21

    Oregon Worker’s Compensation: Wages and Return to Work

    Oregon Worker’s Compensation: Wages and Return to Work
    Suffering an injury or having a disabling medical condition caused by your work can be a scary situation. Most of us work to earn a paycheck first and foremost. Being out of work and not getting paid is a big problem. Fortunately…
  • Mar 4

    Oregon Workers Compensation: What is it?

    Oregon Workers Compensation: What is it?
    If you are an employee and while working you are injured, contract a sickness, or disease, that is a direct result of your employment you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. You do not need to prove that your employer is at…
Rank this Week: 2258

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Apr 2

    Direct competition not required to assert Lanham Act false advertising claim

    Direct competition not required to assert Lanham Act false advertising claim
    There is little debate that the Lanham Act, 15 USC 1125(a), entitles direct competitors to sue each other for false advertising, while consumers (including business consumers) lack standing to sue under the Act. For parties that are neither…
  • Mar 31

    Target of social media criticism can sue for defamation, Oregon Court of Appeals hold

    Target of social media criticism can sue for defamation, Oregon Court of Appeals hold
    The Oregon Court of Appeals recently held that a business owner can pursue a defamation claim against an individual who posted a negative on-line review. In Neumann v. Liles, plaintiff, who operates a wedding venue, was the target of a...
  • Mar 28

    Oregon Supreme Court addresses seller's UCC remedie

    Oregon Supreme Court addresses seller's UCC remedie
    When a party refuses to perform its contract to purchase goods, the Uniform Commercial Code entitles the aggrieved seller to sell the goods to another buyer and recover damages from the defaulting party. Often the buyer must sell at less...
Rank this Week: 2807

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

Covers building, protecting and distributing wealth. By Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    Linden Dollars, Bitcoins, and the brave new (taxable) asset

    Linden Dollars, Bitcoins, and the brave new (taxable) asset
    It is a truism in the world of tax planning that dollars are fungible. That is, if I have two dollars in my wallet, there isn’t much between the dollar that I took out of the bank yesterday and a dollar that I took out of the bank…
  • Mar 10

    From Entrepreneur to Investor: Successfully Navigating the Transition

    From Entrepreneur to Investor: Successfully Navigating the Transition
    Owning and running a thriving business requires energy, passion and commitment. Its ultimate  success, however, may be measured by the extent to which an exit strategy is thoughtfully planned and executed. Firm partner Steve Kantor will…
  • Mar 6

    Who Owns Your Password?

    Who Owns Your Password?
    In the modern world passwords are ubiquitous. By the time we’ve finished our morning coffee we’ve likely used a password to check our email, access our computer, and even open the door to the office. In some contexts we understand…
Rank this Week: 4845

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

Provides bankruptcy information for people living in Oregon and Washington. By the Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm.

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Mar 9

    Mortgage and Debt Forgiveness in Oregon and the IRS

    Mortgage and Debt Forgiveness in Oregon and the IRS
    If you lost your Oregon home in a foreclosure or gave it up in a short sale prior to 2014, there were no tax repercussions to the forgiveness of debt. Unfortunately, the exception in the tax laws that made this so has now expired. If you lost…
  • Feb 15

    Who’s Going to Find Out About My Oregon Bankruptcy Filing?

    Who’s Going to Find Out About My Oregon Bankruptcy Filing?
    Many prospective bankruptcy filers in Oregon are understandably concerned about the privacy of their filing. At least once or twice a year someone chooses to come in for a consultation with our firm because we have offices in four different…
  • Feb 13

    Joint Bankruptcy Filing in Oregon

    Joint Bankruptcy Filing in Oregon
    Do I file jointly with my spouse or can I just file alone? Every prospective bankruptcy filer in the state of Oregon asks this question. Many Portland and Salem filers just don’t want their spouses involved, particularly if the would be…
Rank this Week: 4985

Oregon Personal Injury Blog

Oregon Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law in Oregon and the Ninth Circuit. By The Law Office of Dane E. Johnson.

http://www.oregontorts.com
  • Jan 23

    How an injury lawyer chooses case

    How an injury lawyer chooses case
    As personal injury lawyers, we interview many potential clients in cases involving car accidents, falls, and negligence of many kinds. But not all of these interviews result in acceptance of the case. It can be confusing to a person hurt by…
  • Oct 16

    Understanding your Oregon personal injury case

    Understanding your Oregon personal injury case
    A car accident, a medical mistake, a dangerous product or building, or even a “simple” dog bite may leave you with as many questions as serious injuries. As Oregon injury lawyers, we want to demystify the process of a personal…
  • Jun 6

    Car accident injury severity does not depend on amount of vehicle damage

    Car accident injury severity does not depend on amount of vehicle damage
    Rear-end collisions cause soft tissue injuries of the neck. The severity of these injuries depends on the degree of movement of the head and neck on the torso and the acceleration. Injury severity does not depend on whether a bumper looks…
Rank this Week: 4237

Animals Attorney

Animals Attorney

Covers animal law issues. By the Law Office of Dane E. Johnson.

http://www.animalsattorney.com/
  • Jan 22

    Oregon coyote killing contest held after judge refuses restraining order

    Oregon coyote killing contest held after judge refuses restraining order
    A coyote hunting contest near Burns, Oregon, went ahead largely as planned this past weekend after a Harney County Circuit Court judge rejected a petition for a restraining order brought by wildlife conservation organization Project Coyote…
  • Dec 3

    Court should grant habeas petition for captive chimpanzee

    Court should grant habeas petition for captive chimpanzee
    A petition filed yesterday in the New York Supreme Court in Fulton County may be both a capstone to the Nonhuman Rights Project (“NhRP”) and the cornerstone of what Stephen Wise has called “a sustained, strategic litigation…
  • Nov 29

    Bird killings at wind farm lead to first criminal convictions under Migratory Bird Treaty Act

    Bird killings at wind farm lead to first criminal convictions under Migratory Bird Treaty Act
    The unlawful taking (killing) of approximately 163 golden eagles, other raptors, and smaller birds including larks, buntings, and sparrows, at Duke Energy Renewables, Inc.’s wind power facilities in Wyoming has resulted in criminal…
Rank this Week: 3986

Angel Law P.C. Blog

Angel Law P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury and consumer law.

http://www.angellawpc.com/Portland-Personal-Injury-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 27

    Stryker Rejuvenate Recall Lawyers and Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall Question

    Stryker Rejuvenate Recall Lawyers and Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall Question
    RECALL NOTICE: If you recieved a hip implant in the last few year, or know someone who has, you should be aware that in July 2012 Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement devices were recalled due to dangerous fretting and corrosion…
  • Jun 20

    Worst Supreme Court Arbitration Decision Ever

    Worst Supreme Court Arbitration Decision Ever
    By Paul Bland, Senior Attorney So, today, in American Express v. Italian Colors, the U.S. Supreme Court said that a take-it-or-leave-it arbitration clause could be used to prevent small businesses from actually pursuing their claims…
  • Jun 7

    Greedy Lawyers!

    Greedy Lawyers!
    Many lawyers feel that most of the attorney advertising in the market place damages the legal profession, and a persuasive number of studies seem to support that belief. When lawyers advertise, especially injury litigators, it seems a little…
Rank this Week: 3337

Oregon Injury Attorney Blog

Oregon Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Oregon accident & injury news related to auto cases, insurance claims, social security disability, & workers compensation. By Di Bartolomeo Law Office, P.C.

http://www.oregoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    Pipline Application Coincides With Pipeline Settlement

    Pipline Application Coincides With Pipeline Settlement
    Two recent news articles involving natural gas pipelines caught my interest this week. The Daily Astorian reported that Clatsop County will once again consider a land-use application from the Oregon Pipeline Company for a 41 mile pipeline…
  • Sep 5

    NFL Concussion Lawsuit: Just the Beginning?

    NFL Concussion Lawsuit: Just the Beginning?
    Football season is upon us. The college games have begun, and the NFL is not far behind. While driving home from vacation last week, we noticed a high school bus traveling all the way from deep Southern Oregon over to Newport for their season…
  • Aug 15

    Why You Need to Read Your Property Damage Settlement Agreement

    Why You Need to Read Your Property Damage Settlement Agreement
    When a potential client sits down with us to discuss an auto injury accident case, many times, the property damage portion of the claim has been resolved. Sometimes it is not, and we help with that too. A recent exchange with a liability…
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Collaborative Divorce Northwest…

Collaborative Divorce Northwest Blog

Covers collaborative divorce and family law. By Stephens Margolin P.C.

http://www.collaborativedivorcenorthwest.com
  • Jun 18

    Approach to Vocational Assessment in Collaborative Divorce Helps Settle Spousal Support

    Approach to Vocational Assessment in Collaborative Divorce Helps Settle Spousal Support
    “Many divorcing women are scared to death of becoming bag ladies, and many men are scared to death of becoming indentured servants.” J. Mark Weiss, JD Vocational assessments, when provided by a collaborative career coach help…
  • Jun 27

    Reasons to Use the Collaborative Process – Privacy

    Reasons to Use the Collaborative Process – Privacy
    Going through the divorce process through the traditional litigated model opens up a person’s most private financial and social secrets to the public record. Even though legal files are not yet fully available on the internet, anyone can go…
  • Feb 22

    Is A Collaborative Divorce Faster Than A Regular Divorce?

    Is A Collaborative Divorce Faster Than A Regular Divorce?
    As a Portland Oregon divorce lawyer trained in both collaborative divorce and litigation, I hear a lot of process questions about which dispute resolution method is faster. The speed at which you can get through either process is fact…
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Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Covers bankruptcy and federal and state tax matters. By Kent Anderson.

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • Feb 20

    Judicial Conference Increases Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Case

    Judicial Conference Increases Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Case
    The Bankruptcy Code is full of specific dollar limitations and allowances. These figures include dollar limits on elligibilty for use of Chapter 13 and many other amounts, such as the value of exemptions permitted to bankruptcy debtors under…
  • May 30

    Major IRS Settlement Changes Announced

    Major IRS Settlement Changes Announced
    The IRS has announced a major change that will affect most people with unpaid tax debt who would like to resolve that debt with the government but can not pay in full. The settlement program used by the IRS to adjust tax debts is called Offer…
  • Feb 11

    FHFA Head DeMarco Sandbags Home Loan Principal Pay Down Plan

    FHFA Head DeMarco Sandbags Home Loan Principal Pay Down Plan
      FHFA's Edward DeMarco
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Slinde Nelson Blog

Slinde Nelson Blog

Covers Oregon business law.

http://www.slindenelson.com/
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Native American Law Focus

Native American Law Focus

Provides legal updates and news for tribal governments and their enterprises. By Miller Nash LLP.

http://www.nativeamericanlawfocus.com/
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David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

Covers class action cases, civil justice issues and consumer law matters. By David Sugarman.

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • Nov 13

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition
    So we’ve been hearing a lot from class members about Sallie Mae efforts at collection of debts arising from loans for those who attended Western Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu Portland who are part of the class action against those…
  • Sep 13

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary
    For those interested, I’m posting our recent motion to dismiss and motion for reconsideration in Surrett v. Career Education Corp., our consumer fraud class against Career Education Corp for Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu…
  • Sep 5

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
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Lawsense

Lawsense

Covers the law and legal system in plain English. By Nanina Takla.

http://lawsense.lontpdx.com
  • Jan 14

    Why Googlevoice might help you with your case.

    Why Googlevoice might help you with your case.
    Googlevoice is a powerful free tool from Google that gives you the ability to save and access to voicemails pretty much indefinitely and to easily download and store important voicemails as mp3 files. Moreover, it keeps a history of all your…
  • Nov 29

    What’s an “answer” to a complaint?

    What’s an “answer” to a complaint?
    When a person gets sued, as part of the paperwork they originally get is a notice that says something along the lines of “You must answer this complaint in ____ days. If you fail to answer or otherwise appear, a judgment may be entered…
  • Dec 12

    Why avoiding the process server won’t make your problem go away

    Why avoiding the process server won’t make your problem go away
    A lawsuit doesn’t officially start against you until you’ve been “served.” This means that you have been given a copy of the complaint (the document explaining why you’re being sued in an official way. For most law suits, someone…
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Yet Another Solo Lawyer Site

Yet Another Solo Lawyer Site

Covers the transition from a legal aid staff attorney to a solo practitioner. By Nanina Takla.

http://legalaidtosolo.lontpdx.com
  • Jul 25

    6 month + update

    6 month + update
    And it’ll be a quickie b/c it’s getting late, but someone actually emailed me out of the blue about this site, so I feel a little guilty about just letting it die a quiet death.
  • Nov 20

    Office space

    Office space
    You know, I finally saw the movie “Office Space.” I’d heard good things about it, but the fact that Jennifer Aniston was in it turned me off. But I was unfair in holding that against the movie. It was quite enjoyable. But I digress (and…
  • Nov 14

    Client selection

    Client selection
    As I launch into solo private practice, I’m finding client selection to be the issue that I’m really struggling with. I’m certainly not complaining — I know I’m extremely lucky to be having to worry about which potential clients to…
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DuiiLawyer.pro

DuiiLawyer.pro

Focuses on Oregon DUI/DUII/DWI related information. By Squire M. Bozorth.

http://duiilawyer.pro
  • Jan 23

    Common DUII Defense

    Common DUII Defense
    When evaluating possible defenses in your driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUI/DUII) case, a experienced DUI lawyer will carefully examine all the evidence produced by the police and in some cases interview witnesses and examine…
  • Jan 19

    Portland DUII Defense Lawyer

    Portland DUII Defense Lawyer
    DUII Charges When you get arrested and charged with a drunk driving offense, your next move should be to contact an attorney.  You see, you might not think that you have the potential to get your charges reduced or dismissed but that’s…
  • Dec 20

    State v. Machuca Update

    State v. Machuca Update
    On December 16, 2009, the Oregon Supreme Court heard arguments in the controversial implied consent case State v. Machuca. Attorney General John Kroger argued the case himself, an indication of the strong law enforcement interest in…
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Davids' Blog

Davids' Blog

Covers injury, consumer, employment and class action issues in Oregon. By David Paul and David Sugerman.

http://www.pspc.com
  • Dec 31

    Signing off

    Signing off
    The plan has been in place for a while. Still, I have avoided thinking about this last blog post. For many reasons–mostly related to age and stage and needs–Paul & Sugerman, PC ended its operations today, December 31, 2009. This is a…
  • Dec 30

    NBC Nightly News shines light on Army National Guard toxic exposure case

    NBC Nightly News shines light on Army National Guard toxic exposure case
    Here is a video of an NBC Nightly News story that aired December 30, 2009 about Army National Guard soldiers’ exposures to sodium dichromate in Iraq.  The video features two soldiers, Larry Roberta of the Oregon National Guard and Russ…
  • Dec 13

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college
    Brent Hunsberger, a business columnist at The Oregonian,  writes here about the trouble with for-profit colleges.  He devotes a fair amount of his attention to Western Culinary Institute, or as it’s now called, Le Cordon Bleu in…
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Portland Personal Injury Attorney…

Portland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers injury issues, the civil justice system, consumer safety, legislation and cases of note. By David Sugerman.

http://pdxpersonalinjuryattorney.com
  • Oct 9

    National Public Radio coverage of Iraq vets’ exposure to sodium dichromate

    National Public Radio coverage of Iraq vets’ exposure to sodium dichromate
    Here is a link to NPR’s story on National Guard soldiers’ exposures to sodium dichromate while serving in Iraq. The story focuses on the West Virginia National Guard, though it also mentions that soldiers from Indiana and Oregon were…
  • Oct 6

    West Virginia National Guard troops file suit against KBR for exposure injurie

    West Virginia National Guard troops file suit against KBR for exposure injurie
    Add the West Virginia National Guard troops to the list of Iraqi war vets exposed to chemicals while guarding KBR contractors at Qarmat Ali in 2003. Here is a recent news story about the filing on behalf of the West Virginia soldiers.
  • Oct 2

    Court fee increases threaten middle and low-income Oregonians access to civil justice system

    Court fee increases threaten middle and low-income Oregonians access to civil justice system
    The Oregon budget crisis created a number of problems and many are still coming home to roost. Now the bill has come for the civil justice system. Effective yesterday, the Oregon Judicial Department implemented new fees for filing lawsuits…
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