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Elders in Action gets an A+ in Civics 101 Curriculum

November 20, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

The Multnomah Bar Foundation awarded Elders in Action a grant in 2013 to develop a Civics 101 curriculum to promote civic awareness for older adults in the community. This Civics 101 curriculum included five sessions in 2014 that provided tools and opportunities for the community to become engaged advocates and citizens. Their success was recently […]

Takata Airbag Update

November 19, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called on automakers to conduct a nationwide recall of vehicles that contain driver’s side airbags made by the Japanese company Takata. If automakers fail to act, NHTSA has stated that it will use “the full extent of its statutory powers” to compel action. This announcement reflects a […]

Defective Airbag Manufacturer Knew and Concealed Risks

November 7, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

The New York Times reported today that Japanese airbag manufacturer, Takata knew as far back as 2004 that its airbags were defective. According to former employees, Takata tested dozens of airbags it salvaged from junkyards after it learned that the steel inflator in one of its manufactured airbags exploded and ruptured the airbag injuring an […]

Please smoke responsibly

November 5, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Today, Oregon voters legalized the recreational use of marijuana to take effect in 2015. Regardless of how you feel about this change; proponents and opponents can both agree that it is vital for people to act responsibly. Although marijuana has different properties than alcohol, the use of marijuana still impairs a person’s senses and diminishes […]