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Towe v. Sacagawea, Inc.

July 7, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan LLP

Billie Towe was a resident of rural Jackson County, driving on a forest public access road for pleasure, but also to look for real estate that he had reason to believe was for sale in the area. After the access road was a privately-owned road, one which Towe had travelled before. However, on this day, […]

Cortez v. Nacco Material Handling Group, Inc.

July 6, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan LLP

Antonio Cortez was a mill worker, working for Sun Studs LLC, a limited liability company. Cortez was on the night shift when a co-worker, driving a Hyster forklift, backed into him, dragging him for a long distance and causing catastrophic injuries. The forklift was not equipped with a backup warning signal which would have warned […]

Yeatts v. Polygon Northwest Co.

June 30, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan LLP

Arthur Yeatts was a construction worker, working on a third-story sheet rock project, when a guard rail gave way. Yeatts fell 19 feet to the ground below. He sustained multiple head injuries as well as fracturing his arm and wrist. He required significant medical care and lost substantial wages and earning capacity. Yeatts sued the […]

Piazza v. Kellim

June 29, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan LLP

Martha Paz de Noboa Delgado was a 17-year-old exchange student visiting the Portland area from Peru. One night she went with friends downtown to Portland to visit an underage nightclub called the Zone. She was not allowed into the club right away, and was required to line up outside on the sidewalk. While she waited, […]

Rains v. Stayton Builders Mart

June 23, 2017 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Kevin Rains was a construction worker injured when a board sold by Stayton Builders Mart, and constructed by Weyerhauser, broke underneath him. After a trial handled by Pickett Dummigan McCall attorney J. Randolph Pickett and Brian Whitehead of the Law Offices of Brian Whitehead, a jury awarded Kevin Rains $7 million in economic and non-economic […]

Lifesavers Conference

May 23, 2016 | By Pickett Dummigan LLP

Attorney Christopher Larsen was invited to speak at the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities held April 3-5, 2016, in Long Beach, California. Speaking to a national audience of traffic safety professionals, Chris — along with Portland Police Officer James Sorensen and Trauma Nurse Joanne Fairchild – spoke about how they worked collaboratively with […]

End Distracted Driving

August 19, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Authored by Chris Larsen As the end of summer nears and kids go back to school, it’s time to redouble our efforts to end distracted driving. Distracted driving is doing anything that takes your attention away from driving. Many people think of driving while talking or texting on a cellphone as the main type of […]

Elder Abuse: A Growing Problem in Oregon

August 17, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Authored by Ashley McDonald, J.D. In Oregon, those sixty-five years of age or older are considered elders. As the number of elderly residents rises, so do reports of elder abuse. In 2014 alone there were 30,000 reports of elder abuse in Oregon. Elders are an especially vulnerable segment of society due to being perceived by […]

Taking the Bite Out of Bed Bugs

August 6, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

*Authored by Ashley McDonald, J.D. Bed bug infestations are increasingly common in large cities across the United States. The Portland metropolitan area has become a prime location for bed bugs to thrive due to its large population and a steady flow of new residents resulting in a booming rental market. Unfortunately, many people affected by […]

Living on the Edge – The world of workplace slips, trips and falls.

July 22, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Authored by Roselyn Moore, Legal Assistant Some people come from long lines of farmers, others have law enforcement families and still more are proud army brats. I come from a construction family. My father and all five of my brothers are in the construction trade. Where other families might pull out family recipes or tell […]