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Oregon Workplace Fatalities

October 30, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

SAIF Corporation, Oregon’s not-for-profit, state-chartered worker’s compensation insurance company has published 2013-2014 workplace fatalities in its Fall issue of COMP NEWS. During this time period, 106 Oregon residents died from workplace related injuries largely in the construction, trucking, and logging industries. Here’s the breakdown on the type of injuries and the number of workers killed […]

Mass Recall by Vehicle Manufacturers due to Defective Airbags

October 24, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Pickett Dummigan LLP has learned that 7.8 million vehicles in the U.S. are subject to recall by several auto manufacturers to replace defective airbags. According to Safety Research & Strategies Technologies (SRS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Consumer Advisory that is “urging owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, […]

GuardFAIL

October 24, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Trinity Industries, a maker of highway guardrails, was found by a jury on Monday to have defrauded the government by making unauthorized design changes to their ET-Plus guardrails. The original guardrails were sold to the government and have lined our highways for decades. However, in 2005, the company changed the design of the guardrail “rail […]

Class-Action Lawsuit Against Largest Nursing Home Provider in California

October 22, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Brius Healthcare Services, California’s largest provider of nursing homes and its owner, Shlomo Rechnitz are being sued in a class-action lawsuit for violation of resident’s rights, fraud and unfair business practices. The lawsuit alleges dozens of claims of chronic understaffing and “actual or suspected abuse or neglect.” It seeks to make the nursing home provider […]

October Firm News – 2014

October 14, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Pickett Dummigan LLP has brought another case to the Oregon Supreme Court and we’ve returned with good news. On October 2, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in plaintiff Antonio Cortez’s favor and made great law that will protect the rights of workers throughout the state. It all started in 2003, when plaintiff Antonio Cortez was […]