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Avoiding Toy Hazards: What to look out for while holiday shopping
Thursday, November 24th, 2016

This year OSPIRG, a consumer protection watchdog organization, released their 31st annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland, highlighting toy hazards on store shelves this holiday season. The report notes five common toy hazards that cause thousands of injuries to children each year: choking hazards, toxic hazards, ingestion hazards, fire hazards and laceration hazards. Choking is the leading cause […]

Spotting a Foodborne Illness
Friday, November 4th, 2016

Earlier this month, health officials warned that shoppers at a Costco store in Lynwood, Washington had become sick after consuming the rotisserie chicken salad. In this blog we’ll dive into some of the details of foodborne illness and considerations for bringing a case after consuming a contaminated product. It seems like every month there is […]

CMS Finally Limits Nursing Home Binding Arbitration Clauses
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Choosing to put a loved one into a care facility, whether that be an around-the-clock nursing home or a semi-independent assisted living facility, is a difficult and emotional process. For some it may be a relief that an aging loved one will receive the care that they need. Leaving them in the care of strangers at […]

47 Million Pounds of Meat and Chicken Products Recalled In Oregon, Nationwide
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The recall of meat and vegetable products potentially contaminated with Listeria expanded this past week, with 47 million more pounds of meat and poultry products added to the list. The products were sold in Oregon as well as across the nation. The products, which are “not ready to eat”, were recalled from Costco, Trader Joe’s […]

Portland Restaurateur Seeks Nine Million In Lawsuit
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Ramzy Hattar, Co-Owner and Investor of Largo, Portland’s popular sandwich chain, filed a $9 million lawsuit against his business partners, Kurt Huffman and Rick Gencarelli, claiming they conspired to divert funds without Hattar’s knowledge, and engaged in other financial improprieties that caused him monetary damage. This is actually the second action filed by Hattar against […]

Harney County Judge Steven Gratsy Says “I Will Not Resign”
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Steven Grasty, the Harney County Judge who assisted the county through the 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, is now facing recall after a recent petition. “Judge Gratsy and other county officials have prevented [US Citizens] the same privileges and rights that he and other officials use and exercise themselves” claims the […]

Oregon Girls’ Softball Team Files Lawsuit Against School District, Alleges Title IX Equality Concerns
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

An Oregon High School Softball Team is suing the local school district over Title IX equality concerns, claiming that it failed to provide equal facilities to female athletes when compared with those facilities provided to the boys’ baseball team. The entire roster of the Lake Oswego High School softball team, ages 14 to 18, were […]

Former Portland Electrician Sues City For $800,000
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Heather Kowitz, a former Portland electrician, just filed a massive federal lawsuit against the city, claiming that she was fired and discriminated against for her sexual orientation, citing the perceived disability and unlawful employment practices she experienced while employed with the city. Kowitz believes that her bosses believed she was mentally impaired, and the victim […]

Woman Breaks Foot, Sues Portland Over Pothole
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

In a lawsuit filed Friday, April 29th, Emily Allgood alleged that she fell and broke her foot in a pothole on a downtown Portland street, claiming $49,999 in damages against the city. Allgood faults the city of Portland for failing to patch up the pothole, a claim with which many in Portland would likely agree […]

CDC Confirms Zika Virus Linked to Birth Defects
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

As the weather warms, we start to gear up for summer with picnics, trips to the beach and vacations dotting our calendars across the coming months. But as we prepare to enjoy our time both outdoors and abroad we need to be aware of one potential danger making the trip with us: mosquitoes. Recently mosquitoes […]

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