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Working People to Death

March 18, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

A new study released last week from the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (“DCBS”) showed that the numbers of workplace fatalities in Oregon is steadily climbing. 31 workplace fatalities were reported in 2014, the highest death toll in the past 5 years. A large percentage of the death count was found in the […]

New law provides greatly increased insurance coverage for Oregon drivers!

March 16, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

written by Christopher Larsen With the passage of Senate Bill 411 signed by Governor Kate Brown on March 12, 2014, badly injured Oregon drivers will soon be able to receive a minimum of $65,000 in insurance coverage in cases where the bad driver only has $25,000.00 minimum limits. SB 411 removes a longstanding loophole that […]

Frivolous? Facts v. Fiction – Part II

March 4, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

THE MAN WHO CRIED HORSE$#!+. By Ron K. Cheng Some lawsuits are so sensational that they have become mythic in proportion. These lawsuits are often misconstrued and distorted by tort reformers to show how the court system is being abused. Reality however, tends to tell a different story. These so-called “frivolous lawsuits” may not be […]