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  1. Woman may sue former co-worker for badmouthing her after she left employment.

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    Yesterday, the Oregon Court of Appeals held a woman may sue a surgeon (who allegedly harassed her at work) for defamation AND for retaliation under the employment laws even though surgeon was not her employer.  The employment law claim provides for attorney fees, where a defamation claim does not.  He badmouthed her AFTER both left their place of employment.

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  2. EEOC Settlements During the First Quarter of 2018

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    EEOC settlements last quarter included calling a veteran with PTSD “psycho,” firing a pregnant bartender who could not fit into hot pants, and refusing to hire a recovering drug addict under medical supervision.  I highlight these plus the other resolutions announced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Continue Reading

  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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

  6. 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