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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: 82

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: 216

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: 324

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
  • Sep 19

    Law Libraries and Access to Justice, AALL Special Committee on Access to Justice 2014 Report

    Law Libraries and Access to Justice, AALL Special Committee on Access to Justice 2014 Report
    LAW LIBRARIES AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE, A Report of the American Association of Law Libraries, Special Committee on Access to Justice, July 2014 “AALL’s new white paper, Law Libraries and Access to Justice: A Report of the American…
  • Sep 19

    Possible Restoration of PACER Record

    Possible Restoration of PACER Record
    The Washington Post reports today that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has a plan to restore online access to the PACER documents that were removed. Link to the full article. Hat tip to AALL (American Association of Law ……
  • Sep 19

    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library Catalog is Now Online

    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library Catalog is Now Online
    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library* is one of the state’s best legal research collections – and you can now search their catalog online: Multnomah Law Library’s Catalog For links to other Oregon state, county, and…
Rank this Week: 632

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
  • Sep 16

    Fighting Over Meaning: How Courts and Legislatures Grapple with Language

    Fighting Over Meaning: How Courts and Legislatures Grapple with Language
    The separation of powers principle is an important cornerstone of American political governance.  America's tripartite version of this principle - memorialized in the U.S. Constitution - allocates certain governing responsibilities among…
  • Sep 11

    Liens on Private Interests in Public-Private Partnership Project

    Liens on Private Interests in Public-Private Partnership Project
    Across the country, Public-Private Partnerships ("P3s" - which you can read more about here) are gaining traction as an alternative means of financing and completing public projects.  Although Washington has been slow to implement P3s in…
  • Sep 9

    Training Opportunity: Construction Subcontractor Default Insurance

    Training Opportunity: Construction Subcontractor Default Insurance
    Ahlers & Cressman, PLLC attorneys Scott R. Sleight and Elizabeth (Ellie) Perka will be presenting a live webinar on Tuesday, September 30, 3014 covering construction subcontractor default insurance (SDI) as a potential alternative to…
Rank this Week: 606

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: 639

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: 676

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: 767

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: 744

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: 793

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/
  • Sep 16

    Oregon Workplace Deaths Rise As Numbers Fall Nationally

    Oregon Workplace Deaths Rise As Numbers Fall Nationally
    A report released by the Bureau of Labor statistics earlier this month draws attention to a disquieting trend: though the number of workplace deaths fell nationally last year, here in Oregon the numbers went up.   According to reporting…
  • Sep 7

    Hagg Lake Tragedy Spurs Calls for New Safety Measure

    Hagg Lake Tragedy Spurs Calls for New Safety Measure
    The extraordinary tragedy that unfolded at Hagg Lake late last month is spurring calls for action. As reported by The Oregonian, four people, representing three generations of the same family, all drowned in the lake on August 25. The bodies…
  • Aug 31

    Oregon Local & State Police Issue Holiday Travel Reminder

    Oregon Local & State Police Issue Holiday Travel Reminder
    Historically Labor Day weekend is second only to New Years when it comes to driving danger on Oregon’s roads. So it is good that both the Oregon State Police and a number of local departments are going out of their way to remind…
Rank this Week: 1112

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Sep 19

    Law Libraries and Access to Justice, AALL Special Committee on Access to Justice 2014 Report

    Law Libraries and Access to Justice, AALL Special Committee on Access to Justice 2014 Report
    LAW LIBRARIES AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE, A Report of the American Association of Law Libraries, Special Committee on Access to Justice, July 2014 “AALL’s new white paper, Law Libraries and Access to Justice: A Report of the American…
  • Sep 19

    Possible Restoration of PACER Record

    Possible Restoration of PACER Record
    The Washington Post reports today that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has a plan to restore online access to the PACER documents that were removed. Link to the full article. Hat tip to AALL (American Association of Law ……
  • Sep 19

    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library Catalog is Now Online

    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library Catalog is Now Online
    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library* is one of the state’s best legal research collections – and you can now search their catalog online: Multnomah Law Library’s Catalog For links to other Oregon state, county, and…
Rank this Week: 1492

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Elder Justice Initiative

    Elder Justice Initiative
    The United States Department of Justice just launched the Elder Justice Initiative.  Enter your zip code and it provides nationwide resources for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation, their families, and practitioners who…
  • Sep 11

    The Art is Not in Making Money, But In Keeping It

    The Art is Not in Making Money, But In Keeping It
    Earlier this week I received an interesting email from Allen Trust with a short Wall Street Journal article and video. It is a vivid illustration of how quickly finances can run amok when there is no plan for protection and preservation…
  • Aug 21

    SYK Attorneys to Teach Lewis & Clark Law School Seminar

    SYK Attorneys to Teach Lewis & Clark Law School Seminar
    SYK Partner Eric Wieland and Associate Valerie Sasaki are teaching a seminar to Lewis & Clark Law School students this spring.  The seminar seeks to apply the knowledge acquired in prerequisite courses (Income Tax I, Estate and Gift…
Rank this Week: 1372

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Sep 17

    The Evolution of Online Marketing for Lawyers: Don’t Get Left Behind

    The Evolution of Online Marketing for Lawyers: Don’t Get Left Behind
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:Now is the time to ask how you can get started implementing online marketing tools to help grow your business! Now is the time to ask how you can get started implementing online marketing tools to…
  • Sep 15

    Cyber Security and Data Breach Response

    Cyber Security and Data Breach Response
    “Cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.”  Barack Obama, President of the United States The Identity Theft Resource Center has documented over 500 data…
  • Sep 12

    The State of Law Firm Security

    The State of Law Firm Security
    Viruses are More Common at Law Firms than Encryption, ABA Survey Shows “Nearly half of law firms were infected with viruses, spyware or malware last year, according to the latest ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. At the same time,…
Rank this Week: 1376

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: 1590

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: 1752

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
  • Sep 13

    What has fine print taken from you lately?

    What has fine print taken from you lately?
    September 13, 2014AFJ's First Monday campaign: Fighting back against forced arbitrationBuried in everyday agreements for products, services, and jobs is fine print saying when you are harmed, you can't go before an impartial jury or judge.…
  • Sep 3

    Another reminder to be grateful for the abundance we share

    Another reminder to be grateful for the abundance we share
    Thanks to my clients, I am able to support terrific organizations like Salem Harvest: Dear Mr. Gear,I hope you're having a wonderful summer.  Salem Harvest's season is off to a great start.  We had a big rush of cherries at the…
  • Sep 1

    Local Media REALITY CHECK -- great piece about forced arbitration

    Local Media REALITY CHECK -- great piece about forced arbitration
    WOW.  This FOX affiliate's "Reality Check" is an amazingly good piece of local TV journalism. WELL WORTH A WATCH.Please share the video at the link with as many people as you can. Until everyday people realize just how badly the justice…
Rank this Week: 3412

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/
  • Sep 13

    Expanded Bankruptcy Law Office Hour

    Expanded Bankruptcy Law Office Hour
    I am pleased to report that attorney Mark Ditton who has long managed many of our bankruptcy cases in Portland and Salem, Oregon will be moving to Seattle this week to expand our Seattle Bankruptcy Law Office. Mark will now supervise all of…
  • Sep 6

    Oregon Utility Debts and Bankruptcy

    Oregon Utility Debts and Bankruptcy
    The Bankruptcy Code protects Oregon debtors from utilities disconnecting water, home phone, electricity or gas services. Utility services such as cable television, cell phone services or internet are not considered utilities for this…
  • Sep 5

    Values for Property in Oregon Bankruptcy

    Values for Property in Oregon Bankruptcy
    In bankruptcy, Oregon and Washington debtors are required to list all their assets and give a corresponding estimated value of his or her property. This is an easy task when the asset has an easily fixed cash value, like a stock, owed wages,…
Rank this Week: 4884

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/
  • Sep 11

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today
    About 20% of all civil lawsuits in the U.S. have to do with automobile accidents. Every day, people get speeding tickets, have fender benders, or break traffic laws in a myriad of other ways — some of which may be stranger than…
  • Aug 22

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?
    People all over the world seek help from law professionals to interpret and understand legal statutes and legislative history — and with good reason. Legal English is very different from standard English, with its own dictionary and a…
  • Aug 21

    Three Laws So Weird You Almost Want to Break Them

    Three Laws So Weird You Almost Want to Break Them
    It can be pretty difficult to understand the legislative intent of any particular legal statute for a variety of reasons. First of all, many legal statutes are written in Legal English, a dialect of lawyers in English-speaking countries…
Rank this Week: 3062

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/
  • 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.…
  • Aug 28

    Condo and HOA Buzz

    Condo and HOA Buzz
    At Barker Martin, we appreciate the importance of education in the community association industry. That's why we are active members of Community Association Institute ("CAI") and Oregon and Washington Community Association Managers ("OWCAM"),…
  • Aug 22

    Football Season is Almost Upon U

    Football Season is Almost Upon U
    Football season is almost upon us. How does this impact your association... probably very little BUT: Does your Association have a restriction on displaying signs or flags? If so, do the rules violate free speech protections? For…
Rank this Week: 4371

Animals Attorney

Animals Attorney

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

http://www.animalsattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 3940

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: 2606

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: 2633

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: 2314

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: 4165

Oregon Injury Attorney Blawg

Oregon Injury Attorney Blawg

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

http://www.oregoninjuryattorneyblawg.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 1

    Oregon Dog Bite Claim

    Oregon Dog Bite Claim
    In Oregon if you have been injured by a domestic animal, normally a dog, your rights depend upon the animal’s history. There is an old saying that the first bite is free, but the second will cost you. That is not the law in Oregon,…
  • Jun 13

    Oregon Recreation Exception to Negligence Claim

    Oregon Recreation Exception to Negligence Claim
    If you get hurt on someone else’s land this summer while you are enjoying some recreation you may not have a claim against them. In Oregon an owner of land that allows the public to use it for recreational purposes is immune from…
Rank this Week: 2513

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    Trustee Duties and Responsibilities : Choosing a Trustee

    Trustee Duties and Responsibilities : Choosing a Trustee
    Trustee Duties and Responsibilities from Richard Schneider Trusts are often used by a wide variety of people to accomplish a wide variety of estate planning goals.The right trustee can add to the overall success of your trust. Learn more…
  • Jun 5

    Estate Planning for the LGBT Community in Oregon

    Estate Planning for the LGBT Community in Oregon
    Until very recently, same-sex couples were denied over 1,000 federal benefits as a result of the definition of marriage found in the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, passed in 1996. Learn how LGBT couples in Oregon should properly approach…
  • May 29

    Free Report: Choosing a Trustee in Oregon

    Free Report: Choosing a Trustee in Oregon
    A comprehensive estate plan usually includes a variety of estate planning tools, strategies and documents. While a well-written last will and testament should serve as the foundation of your estate plan, a will can only accomplish so much.…
Rank this Week: 3067

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/
  • Jun 6

    Oregon Supreme Court recognizes law firm "in house" privilege

    Oregon Supreme Court recognizes law firm "in house" privilege
    The Oregon Supreme Court held last week that the attorney-client privilege applies to communications between a law firm's lawyers and the firm's in-house counsel. In Crimson Trace Corp. v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, plaintiff sued its lawyers…
  • May 27

    Angencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 3 -- Lessons for employer

    Angencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 3 -- Lessons for employer
    As discussed in our earlier posts (Part 1 and Part 2), the EEOC and NLRB have in recent years targeted employers who impose restrictions on employee speech and conduct that could chill employees' exercise of their rights under the NLRA...
  • May 25

    Agencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 2 -- NLRB

    Agencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 2 -- NLRB
    The EEOC’s recent lawsuits against employers described in Part 1 follow the NLRB’s similar attempts in recent years to rein in employer restrictions that could impact employee speech and other employment rights under federal labor…
Rank this Week: 2747

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
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4197

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: 3365

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…
Rank this Week: 4500

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: 4164

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: 3348

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: 4386

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
Rank this Week: 4816

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: 4864

Slinde Nelson Blog

Slinde Nelson Blog

Covers Oregon business law.

http://www.slindenelson.com/
Rank this Week: 4682

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…
Rank this Week: 4865

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: 4860

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…
Rank this Week: 4859

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: 4286