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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 […]

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 […]

Video explains “the most widely misunderstood story in America”
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

New short video about the “hot coffee” case that became a punchline for jokes about personal injury lawyers and high jury verdicts in the U.S.

Police plan to reduce pedestrian accidents
Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Portland police are cracking down on walkers and drivers who break the law, in an effort to curb the rise of pedestrian and traffic fatalities…

Sexual abuse in hospitals?
Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Recent cases of sexual abuse by doctors and nurses in Oregon hospitals in Portland and in The Dalles show that abusers are being protected…

Do you drive with your dog in your lap?
Friday, June 14th, 2013

Dogs in the car can be very distracting to the driver, and very unsafe. But there is one more really good reason to put pets in back…

Police and pedestrians
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Police enforcement of pedestrian crosswalks improves safety for up to a year. Watch this video of a dangerous pedestrian crossing in Southeast Portland…

Ford Expands Air Bag Recall for F150 Trucks; National HIghway Traffic Adminisitration Offers Email Notification System for Recall Alerts
Monday, April 18th, 2011

    A recall originally announced by Ford in February because of defective airbags in its F150 trucks has expanded by more than one million vehicles.  The original recall claimed the defect was found only in 150,000 F-150 trucks from the 2005-2006 model years.  Under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford initiated a […]

Proposal in Oregon Legislature Would Help End Unfair Insurance Practices
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

The Oregon Legislature will consider an important consumer protection bill this session.  Senate Bill 719 provides Oregon consumers the necessary right to hold insurance companies accountable for unreasonable and unfair denial of claims. Under current state law, insurance companies are regulated by the Oregon Insurance Division, which is a division within the Department of Consumer […]

Popular New Keyless Ignition Linked to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

    Keyless ignition is one of the popular features of many new car models.  It allows car owners to carry around a sensor, called a fob, small enough to fit on a key chain.  Once the fob is within range of the vehicle, the driver can simply push a button to start the engine.  It seems […]