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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: 47

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: 129

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
  • Aug 27

    Updates (and venting) on PACER and AOC Removal of Court Document

    Updates (and venting) on PACER and AOC Removal of Court Document
    Major hat tips to the law librarian community for these updates! If you want to vent, here are some who got there before you (as of this morning, 8/27/14): 1) US courts trash a decade’s worth of online documents, shrug … Continue…
  • Aug 26

    It’s not all online, folks: PACER Removes Many Federal Court Document

    It’s not all online, folks: PACER Removes Many Federal Court Document
    So allow extra time for locating the documents you need. And remember, Time = Money. “No longer available on PACER: As of August 10, 2014 the following information will no longer be available on PACER: U.S. Court of Appeals for ……
  • Aug 26

    Burping at Lawyer: $1,500. Paying Attorney and Court Fees: Priceless.

    Burping at Lawyer: $1,500. Paying Attorney and Court Fees: Priceless.
    Quotation of the week: Clackamas County Commissioner Smith: “You can’t even burp at a lawyer for $1,500,” in “County board wrestles with legal funding,” 20 August 2014, by Shasta Kearns Moore, Portland Tribune…
Rank this Week: 382

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/
  • Aug 27

    SafeKids Report is Important Guide for Parent

    SafeKids Report is Important Guide for Parent
    As we all prepare for another school year, SafeKids Oregon, an organization that regular readers will know I admire and support, is distributing an important report that is worth every parent’s attention. “Changing the Culture of…
  • Aug 25

    Industrial Accident Death

    Industrial Accident Death
    A story from Ohio last week highlights the danger of industrial accidents throughout the United States and the need for all of us to be vigilant. According to Ohio.com, the website of the Akron Beacon-Journal newspaper, “a…
  • Aug 12

    Little Noticed Federal Order Reinforces Citizens’ Right

    Little Noticed Federal Order Reinforces Citizens’ Right
    A recent article in Slate highlighted an important but little noticed executive order signed by President Obama on the last day of July. According to the online magazine, the “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces” order, as it is…
Rank this Week: 709

Oregon Law Practice Management

Oregon Law Practice Management

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

http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/
  • Aug 25

    Credit Cards, Square, and PayPal Revisited

    Credit Cards, Square, and PayPal Revisited
    Accepting credit cards for payment is a business practice some lawyers avoid because they are fearful of the ethical implications. The process can be intimidating, unless you know the answers to some common questions.  Here is a quick…
  • Aug 21

    More Business Plan Magic: Part Two

    More Business Plan Magic: Part Two
    Originally posted on NWSidebar:Form a plan of action to continually address new challenges so your practice can grow and thrive! Form a plan of action to continually address new challenges so your practice can grow and thrive! No…
  • Aug 19

    eCourt Mandatory in Oregon Effective December 1

    eCourt Mandatory in Oregon Effective December 1
    The following announcement was posted yesterday on the Oregon Judicial Department Web site: Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer, Oregon Supreme Court, has approved a plan for the move to a mandatory eFiling requirement for attorneys filing cases…
Rank this Week: 693

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: 671

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: 783

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: 848

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: 994

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: 1138

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
  • Aug 26

    Congress Extends Highway and Transportation Funding Through May 2015

    Congress Extends Highway and Transportation Funding Through May 2015
    On July 29, 2014, the Senate passed the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, following the House of Representatives' passage two weeks earlier. The Act was signed by the President on August 8, 2014.  The Act, in part,…
  • Aug 21

    Small Business Administration Updates Small Business Standards - Increasing the Definition of “Small”

    Small Business Administration Updates Small Business Standards - Increasing the Definition of “Small”
    If your company participates in any small business, federal government procurement program, or certain state procurement programs such as the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the 8(a) Program of the Small Business…
  • Aug 14

    Liens: A Brief History

    Liens: A Brief History
    Washington, D.C. is known for playing host to a variety of complex people and institutions.  It should come as no surprise then that the modern construction lien - a complicated legal mechanism itself - was conceived in response to the…
Rank this Week: 1330

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 29

    Dividing the state: An old idea is new again

    Dividing the state: An old idea is new again
        You may have heard about it: Silicon Valley billionaire Tim Draper wants to divide California into six separate states, and he wants Californians to vote on the issue. Earlier this year, supporters of the proposed ballot measure…
Rank this Week: 1864

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/
  • Jul 19

    New Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Site

    New Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Site
    We recently launched a website for our Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Practice. We are thrilled to be helping student loan borrowers in our community lessen their student loan burdens. As one of very few graduates in the Pacific…
  • Jun 30

    Getting Ready for an Oregon 341 Meeting of Creditor

    Getting Ready for an Oregon 341 Meeting of Creditor
    Here’s what you need to know Who must attend? The Trustee, you, and one of our attorneys. The Trustee is the person who runs the hearing and asks you questions. Who gets invited? All the creditors listed in your bankruptcy schedules get…
  • Jun 21

    Whether Your Bankruptcy was filed in…

    Whether Your Bankruptcy was filed in Portland or Eugene, there is no need to be nervous about your 341 hearing. In our next blog article, we will discuss exactly what you need to bring to the hearing and the kind of questions that you are…
Rank this Week: 1589

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: 1832

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: 1824

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: 1565

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Aug 27

    Updates (and venting) on PACER and AOC Removal of Court Document

    Updates (and venting) on PACER and AOC Removal of Court Document
    Major hat tips to the law librarian community for these updates! If you want to vent, here are some who got there before you (as of this morning, 8/27/14): 1) US courts trash a decade’s worth of online documents, shrug … Continue…
  • Aug 26

    It’s not all online, folks: PACER Removes Many Federal Court Document

    It’s not all online, folks: PACER Removes Many Federal Court Document
    So allow extra time for locating the documents you need. And remember, Time = Money. “No longer available on PACER: As of August 10, 2014 the following information will no longer be available on PACER: U.S. Court of Appeals for ……
  • Aug 26

    Burping at Lawyer: $1,500. Paying Attorney and Court Fees: Priceless.

    Burping at Lawyer: $1,500. Paying Attorney and Court Fees: Priceless.
    Quotation of the week: Clackamas County Commissioner Smith: “You can’t even burp at a lawyer for $1,500,” in “County board wrestles with legal funding,” 20 August 2014, by Shasta Kearns Moore, Portland Tribune…
Rank this Week: 2315

Animals Attorney

Animals Attorney

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

http://www.animalsattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2637

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: 2120

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: 1976

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: 2298

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: 2225

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: 2170

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: 2668

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: 2644

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: 1918

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: 2638

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: 1964

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: 2911

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 14

    Director's Only Swim Time

    Director's Only Swim Time
    If your association has a pool, odds are it's been busy this summer with all the 90 degree days we've enjoyed.   And even though we are well into swimming season, it is not too late to review your pool rules to make sure they don't…
  • Aug 7

    Sudden Valley - The Saga Continue

    Sudden Valley - The Saga Continue
    We previously updated you on a recent Washington Court of Appeals decision that has broad implications for how non-condominium homeowner associations adopt budgets and impose assessments. In Casey v. Sudden Valley Community Association, the…
Rank this Week: 4440

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 18

    Victoria Blachly’s Work with VoteERA.org Featured in Business Journal

    Victoria Blachly’s Work with VoteERA.org Featured in Business Journal
    In May, SYK partner Victoria Blachly was appointed to the Board of Advisors for VoteERA.org, which seeks to add an Oregon Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that provides express equality and protects women against sex discrimination. …
  • Aug 15

    What Shark Would You Be?

    What Shark Would You Be?
    As the child of a marine biologist, I find the Discovery Channel’s shark week especially entertaining. As this year’s shark week winds to a close, I wanted to leave you with this funny post from another funny legal blog. We were…
Rank this Week: 4870

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
  • Aug 18

    Pretty good guidance on buying a new car and trading yours in

    Pretty good guidance on buying a new car and trading yours in
    Two very good articles with lots of sound advice for avoiding the salesman over there on the left.Now if they would only do a similar piece on buying a USED car -- a MUCH harder task.How to Buy A Car (LA TIMES)      How to…
  • Aug 15

    New Resource for Elders or People with Disabilities - and anyone helping them

    New Resource for Elders or People with Disabilities - and anyone helping them
    ADRC is a FREE service to help people learn about public and privately paid options to address aging or disability needs, or to help families and caregivers.  Anyone in Oregon can use the service for themselves or their families. To…
  • Aug 14

    Federal judge appointed by GW Bush notes Emperor Arbitration's Nakedne

    Federal judge appointed by GW Bush notes Emperor Arbitration's Nakedne
    "In a decision just two days ago, a federal judge appointed by George W. Bush felt compelled by U.S. Supreme Court decisions to enforce an arbitration clause even though the judge noted that    (a) the court did not believe that the…
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Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

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

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
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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…
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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…
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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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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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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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