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  1. A Win for My Client and Government Accountability

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    Reporter Beth Slovic and Kimberly Sordyl, a strong advocate for schoolchildren won their public records lawsuit.  Each asked Portland Public Schools for public records on employees who are on paid leave.  They believed management was parking people on paid leave instead of resolving whatever allegations or problems put them on leave.  I represented Kim Sordyl.

    The school district refused to provide the records. Continue Reading

  2. Suing an Oregon Attorney – Statutes of Limitations

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    Every claim in Oregon has time limitations. When a claim is not filed on time, it is lost forever. This article summarizes some of the statutes of limitations for claims against civil lawyers (not criminal lawyers).

    WARNING AND DISCLAIMER: Hire a lawyer. This article is no substitute. It skims the surface. Plus, everyone’s situation differs, including claims for minors or elders.

     

    What’s the statute of limitations for legal malpractice in Oregon?

    Oregon clients must sue their attorneys within two years from “discovery” of the claim.

    What does “Discovery” of a claim mean? Continue Reading

  3. Suing an Oregon Attorney for Fraud

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    Oregonians may sue their attorneys for fraud just the same as we can sue others for fraud.

    WARNING AND DISCLAIMER: Hire a lawyer. This article is no substitute, and everyone’s situation differs.

    What do I have to prove to win a fraud lawsuit against my Oregon attorney? Continue Reading

  4. EEOC Resolutions Last Quarter

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    Threatening women not to get pregnant; “maximize longevity” as an excuse to prefer younger applicants; and who paid $9.8 million because it required “no restrictions” before allowing workers back from medical leave?  These were among the 26 resolutions announced last quarter by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  I summarize them below. Continue Reading

  5. Legal Malpractice Primer

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    Great attorneys care for their clients with skill, wisdom and diligence.  Unfortunately, some attorneys fail in one or more of those categories. When lawyers do not “own up” to their mistakes and settle, a client may need to sue.  This article sets forth what a client must prove to win a legal malpractice case in Oregon and what attorneys sometimes offer as defenses.  Depending on the facts, a client may have other claims against attorneys, including breach of contract, fraud, theft and breach of fiduciary duty. Continue Reading