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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: 71

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: 136

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
Rank this Week: 382

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: 623

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/
  • Nov 25

    A New Focus on Trucks and Distracted Driving

    A New Focus on Trucks and Distracted Driving
    An experiment by a Connecticut television station designed to highlight the problem of distracted driving among truck drivers turned up a wealth of disturbing evidence.   NBC Connecticut.com set up cameras on three major interstate…
  • Nov 18

    ODOT Changes Are Welcome, But Should Not Have Required the Nudge of Publicity

    ODOT Changes Are Welcome, But Should Not Have Required the Nudge of Publicity
    A recent story in the Salem Statesman-Journal highlighted some critical changes the ODOT is now beginning to implement in the name of traffic safety, but did an equally good job of drawing attention to how those changes get approved.  …
  • Nov 8

    Serious Allegations Focus on Defective Airbag

    Serious Allegations Focus on Defective Airbag
    Last month I wrote about the spreading scandal relating to potentially lethal airbags installed in millions of vehicles from nearly a dozen carmakers over more than a decade. The airbags have a defect that can cause the steel cylinders used…
Rank this Week: 798

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: 774

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
  • Nov 25

    New Seattle Ordinance May Apply to Your Rental Property

    New Seattle Ordinance May Apply to Your Rental Property
    If you own a residential rental property in Seattle, then you will want to pay attention to the new Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance ("RRIO").  RRIO requires landlords to register all rental housing units located in Seattle…
  • Nov 20

    Limiting Contractors' Exposure to Delay Damages - Part II

    Limiting Contractors' Exposure to Delay Damages - Part II
    This is the second installment of a two-part blog informing contractors how they can limit their exposure to owner's project delay damages.  Part I of this blog series discussed how utilizing well-drafted liquidated damages clauses can…
  • Nov 18

    Limiting Contractors’ Exposure to Delay Damages – Part I

    Limiting Contractors’ Exposure to Delay Damages – Part I
    This is part one of a two-part blog series informing contractors how they can limit their exposure to owner's project delay damages, which in many instances may exceed the fee the contractor might otherwise make on the construction…
Rank this Week: 1009

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 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 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
Rank this Week: 1000

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: 1059

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Steve Seymour Elected to Board of Directors for Hood River Chamber of Commerce

    Steve Seymour Elected to Board of Directors for Hood River Chamber of Commerce
    Congratulations to Steve Seymour, who was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce. Steve plays a key role for the firm’s office in downtown Hood River.  Steve is a longtime member of…
  • Oct 20

    Helping Others With SAVO: Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonian

    Helping Others With SAVO: Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonian
    Please join me November 13 at a dinner to learn more about the fledgling charity, SAVO, and the economic and logistical challenges of aging baby boomers in the already underfunded court system. Learn how this organization has grown from…
  • Oct 13

    IRS Telephone Scam – Don’t Fall for It!

    IRS Telephone Scam – Don’t Fall for It!
    Recently, I spoke with two clients who were almost victims of a pervasive telephone scam involving a person posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent.  In each instance, the caller demanded immediate same-day payment of thousands of…
Rank this Week: 1230

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: 1284

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/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?
    As you may have heard, a recent Washington State Division One appellate court case ruled that at least 90% voter approval is required for new act condominiums to adopt an amendment that imposes leasing restrictions.  The case is Filmore…
  • Sep 12

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!
    From the Team at Barker Martin Barker Martin is excited to announce the launch of its newly designed website, which went live today, Friday, September 12, 2014. The site is located at the same address: www.barkermartin.com.  The site…
  • Sep 4

    Robert Isn't His First Name

    Robert Isn't His First Name
    Henry Martyn Robert (1837 - 1923) was a brigadier general and a distinguished engineer who first published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876. The tradition of updating and revising Robert's Rules of Order is carried on by his grandson, Henry M.…
Rank this Week: 1712

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…
Rank this Week: 1560

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Nov 24

    Are you eCourt Ready?

    Are you eCourt Ready?
    On December 1, 2014, eCourt will become mandatory for the eleven circuit courts that currently have the Oregon eCourt system, including the eFiling requirement.  Follow these steps to get ready for the mandatory transition: Get…
  • Nov 18

    Beware of Bad Check Scams Aimed at Lawyer

    Beware of Bad Check Scams Aimed at Lawyer
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:An overview of the most recent fraudulent check schemes that continue to plague law offices, what they look like, and how to spot them. An overview of the most recent fraudulent check schemes that continue…
  • Nov 17

    Learn by Doing: Acrobat Tips and Trick

    Learn by Doing: Acrobat Tips and Trick
    Mandatory eCourt in Oregon is just around the corner. By court rule, all documents submitted through the eFiling system must be in PDF or PDF/A format and practitioners need to get up to speed now. How can you become a power ……
Rank this Week: 2080

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
Rank this Week: 2143

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
  • Nov 21

    Check your VIN for recalls -- especially before buying a used car!

    Check your VIN for recalls -- especially before buying a used car!
    Owners (and especially dealers) may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA's new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired…
  • Nov 19

    Want tax savings that pay back the investment many times over, for decades?

    Want tax savings that pay back the investment many times over, for decades?
    One of the smartest things we could do to cut government spending is STOP CHILDREN FROM BEING EXPOSED TO LEAD. One of the worst things about a problem is when people wrongly think it has been solved. Like lead exposure. Most people forgot…
  • Nov 18

    If you ever buy gas with debit cards in Oregon, check this out!

    If you ever buy gas with debit cards in Oregon, check this out!
    The claim process in the BP/ARCO class action over illegal debit card charges has opened! Here's the website: https://www.debitcardclassaction.com// If you are in the class (see below), you are entitled to $200, less whatever fees and…
Rank this Week: 2203

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
  • Nov 13

    Oregon Nursing Home Residents May Be at Risk of Elder Neglect Caused by Understaffing

    Oregon Nursing Home Residents May Be at Risk of Elder Neglect Caused by Understaffing
    A recent national study of nursing home care hours released by the Center for Public Integrity (“CPI”) shows reason for concern in Oregon. The study found a consistently wide discrepancy between staffing levels reported by nursing…
  • May 30

    How Much is My Car Accident Case Worth?

    How Much is My Car Accident Case Worth?
    It’s easy to understand how someone who’s been injured in a car accident wants to know how much money might be available to fix and make up for all the hurt. Unfortunately, the only quick answer is that it depends on important…
  • May 19

    Paying medical bills after a personal injury

    Paying medical bills after a personal injury
    Medical bills after a personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence can be as frightening as they can be high. Many people worry about how to pay for medical expenses for care that becomes necessary after a car accident, a fall on…
Rank this Week: 1909

Animals Attorney

Animals Attorney

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

http://www.animalsattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2254

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: 2280

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: 2053

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…
Rank this Week: 1955

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Nov 23

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting
    If you have decided to create a comprehensive estate plan, you have made a wise decision. The time, effort, and cost that goes into creating your estate plan will benefit you and your loved ones for the rest of your life and beyond. If you…
  • Nov 21

    What Is a Stretch IRA?

    What Is a Stretch IRA?
    An individual retirement account can provide a great nest egg for you when you are enjoying your golden years. Under some circumstances, an IRA can also be utilized as an effective estate planning tool. Traditional IRA With this type of…
  • Nov 17

    Free Report: Estate Planning in Oregon – Where to Begin

    Free Report: Estate Planning in Oregon – Where to Begin
    Most people know they need to create an estate plan, however, knowing you need to create one, and knowing where to start, are two entirely different things. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Positions and Roles in Your Estate Plan…
Rank this Week: 3396

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/
  • Nov 14

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today
    Any legal professional who’s ever done even the smallest amount of law research has more than likely encountered a legal statute or two that seems devoid of any legislative intent at all. Unbelievably, the U.S. legal system is rife with…
  • Oct 21

    Four of the Weirdest Animal Laws of All Time

    Four of the Weirdest Animal Laws of All Time
    Humans aren’t the only ones who have to follow the rules. It doesn’t take much legislative history research to turn up an animal law or two, but if you keep at it long enough, your law research will eventually yield some pretty…
  • Oct 13

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent
      What does this statute mean? As we are well aware here at Legislative Intent Service, in the face of ambiguous language, sometimes this simple question has no easy answers. Sure, we have canons of statutory interpretation. But what…
Rank this Week: 3416

Oregon Injury Attorney Blawg

Oregon Injury Attorney Blawg

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

http://www.oregoninjuryattorneyblawg.com/
  • Nov 14

    Skiing in Oregon? What happens if you crash…

    Skiing in Oregon? What happens if you crash…
    Ski season is almost here. The ski resort operators are working hard to make sure that this early snow we receive contributes to the base they need to have good stable trails all season long. We, as skiiers and snowboarders, are really…
  • Oct 17

    Oregon Rental Cars and Insurance

    Oregon Rental Cars and Insurance
    With the holidays approaching you may be thinking of traveling to see family, or have them visit, and may need to rent a car. Also with the rain returning to the Pacific Northwest we also see the return of more car accidents related to the…
  • Jul 10

    Oregon Landlord-Tenant Claim

    Oregon Landlord-Tenant Claim
    If you are renting a home or an apartment in Oregon your tenancy is controlled by the Oregon Residential Landlord Tenant Act (ORLTA). The liability of a landlord to the tenant may arise from Oregon case law, also known as common law, or from…
Rank this Week: 2880

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: 4898

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/
  • Oct 25

    Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Homeowners New and Improved

    Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Homeowners New and Improved
    The Oregon Bankruptcy Court’s recent ruling in In Re Watt requires a mortgage holder to accept title to a home surrendered in chapter 13 bankruptcy. Prior to In Re Watt, a borrower could surrender a home in Chapter 13…
  • Oct 12

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score
    Oregon bankruptcy filers with bottom of the barrel credit scores might find that the quickest and easiest way to increase their credit scores in the wake of a bankruptcy filing is to become an authorized user on a family member’s credit…
  • Oct 11

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood
    When  I meet with Oregon debtors for the first time in our Portland and Salem offices, I cannot help but notice that many of them are concerned that they will not qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. For many of them, the worry is that they…
Rank this Week: 4897

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/
  • Oct 9

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager
    Members and managers of a limited liability company are shielded from vicarious liability for the LLC's torts, but can be held personally liable if they either knew of the tortious acts or participated in them. That was the conclusion of...
  • Oct 8

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes the inconvenient-forum doctrine

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes the inconvenient-forum doctrine
    Addressing an issue of first impression, the Oregon Court of Appeals today held that the inconvenient-forum doctrine, or forum non conveniens, is available as a basis to dismiss a lawsuit in state court. In Espinoza v. Evergreen Helicopters,…
  • Oct 7

    Oregon Court of Appeals: Transfer of business violated fraudulent transfers law

    Oregon Court of Appeals: Transfer of business violated fraudulent transfers law
    Business owners violated the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act (ORS 95.200 to 95.310) when they dissolved one business and transferred the assets and operations to a newly-formed entity, according to the Oregon Court of Appeals. In Norris v.…
Rank this Week: 3186

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

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

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • Sep 29

    How Long Do I Have to Wait Between Bankruptcies?

    How Long Do I Have to Wait Between Bankruptcies?
    If you’ve filed for bankruptcy protection in the past and are thinking about doing so again, there is a certain period of time that you must wait before filing bankruptcy again. So how long is it? Well, it depends on what chapter you…
  • 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 eligibilty for use of Chapter 13 and many other amounts, such as the value of exemptions permitted to bankruptcy debtors under…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4866

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
  • Aug 23

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking
    The question often comes up, even for lawyers who are well-versed in trademark law, what is the difference between labeling laws that govern alcohol labeling and trademark laws that have a direct impact on the content of alcohol labels. The…
  • Jul 19

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry
    Diageo is currently fighting a lawsuit regarding a Missouri distributor named Major Brands; the lawsuit involves, in part, various states’ franchise law.  Franchise law is, indeed, a complex area of law that can sneak up on…
  • Jun 28

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin
    In April, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to hold off on rolling out two new top level domains, namely .wine and .vin. This move came based on concerns voiced by European Union members states, who…
Rank this Week: 3068

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie
    By Stephanie P. Berntsen, Attorney On August 7, 2014, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously adopted the “economic reality” test to determine whether a joint employment relationship exists under Washington’s minimum wage…
  • May 28

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.
    Less than a few months after Portland’s Sick Leave Ordinance was enacted to cover the broader City of Portland area, the City of Eugene appears to be gearing up to follow in Portland’s footsteps with its own mandatory sick time…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2986

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

http://www.bulletinsfromaloha.org/
  • Jul 26

    STOP TO NOTICE

    STOP TO NOTICE
    BUTTERFLYS WERE THE FIRST INDICATION If One Just Stops to Take Notice   Nothing Special brought me here.  To Eileen’s Garden.  A tattered chaise lounge, a small table supporting red wine. The still deer hid in the dense…
  • Jul 22

    DEFROCKED LAWYER

    DEFROCKED LAWYER
          COUNTRY LAWYER LAUREN (Pug) PAULSON, THE TWO ‘JEFF’S’AND THE OREGON STATE BAR   This is a tale of how the Leading Lawyers in Oregon dither while the 13,000 loyal lawyers of the Oregon State Bar…
  • Jul 19

    LAWYER LAWSUIT AGAINST THEIR OWN BAR

    LAWYER LAWSUIT AGAINST THEIR OWN BAR
    PRESS RELEASE  ********  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 30, 2014   FROM: Lauren Paulson   TO: OREGONIAN/Media   RE: OREGON STATE BAR, OREGON SUPEME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE Thomas Balmer   CONTACT: Lauren…
Rank this Week: 2641

The Oregon Divorce Blog

The Oregon Divorce Blog

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

http://oregondivorceblog.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4225

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…
Rank this Week: 4224

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!…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4808

Slinde Nelson Blog

Slinde Nelson Blog

Covers Oregon business law.

http://www.slindenelson.com/
Rank this Week: 4720

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/
Rank this Week: 3563

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…
Rank this Week: 4804

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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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…
Rank this Week: 4342

NW Injury Law Center Blog

NW Injury Law Center Blog

Covers personal injury topics and road safety.

http://www.nwinjurylawcenter.com/Personal-Injury-Blog/
Rank this Week: 2875