Author: K & M

Jury Awards $1.62 Million Against Safeway Store for Slip and Fall

Verdict Includes $1 Million in Punitive Damages Late Friday afternoon, a Portland jury issued a punishing verdict against a Safeway store in the case of an 85-year- old customer who suffered a fractured femur when he slipped on spilled liquid detergent that an assistant manager described as being “throughout the store.” Christopher Armstrong-Stevenson was a regular shopper at the St. … Continue reading

K&M Files Lawsuit Over Dangerous Highway Ramp

The state of Oregon didn’t fix the on-ramp to Highway 217 despite a slew of wrecks caused by a defective metal joint, according to 15 motorists who are being represented by Kafoury & McDougal. The plaintiffs in the case all suffered injuries from accidents caused by the unsafe joint between April and June of 2014. The claims add up to … Continue reading

Inside Edition Covers the AMR/Lannie Haszard lawsuit

Nationally syndicated Inside Edition investigative reporter Lisa Guerrero covered the story of three Kafoury & McDougal clients who stood up to American Medical Response, the nation’s largest ambulance company, and the EMT who sexually abused them. Our firm is representing Michelle Shaftel and Ashley Kendrick and did represent Royshekka Herring, in their lawsuits against American Medical Response for the abuse … Continue reading

Judge Upholds $755K Award Against UO Police Chief

University of Oregon Police Chief Carolyn McDermed and two other managers intentionally and maliciously harmed a young officer’s career after he spoke out about department policies allowing officers to carry Tasers and the department’s violations of laws, a federal judge found. Jason Kafoury and Mark McDougal secured the $755,000 jury verdict in September for James Cleavenger, who claimed McDermed, Lt. … Continue reading

K&M Files Two Cases to Protect Customers

Kafoury & McDougal filed two new lawsuits last week on behalf of a black shopper who said a Safeway employee called him the “N-word” and a couple who said Applebee’s tried to have them arrested after falsely accusing them of using a counterfeit bill. In the first lawsuit, Timothy Gary, 53, says he was buying champagne at Safeway in Lake … Continue reading

Former University of Oregon public safety officer awarded $755K

Today, a federal jury in Portland awarded $755,000 to James Cleavenger, a former public safety officer at the University of Oregon who claimed retaliation and loss of his law enforcement career at the hands of the University of Oregon Chief of Police and two commanders. The jury found that defendants Chief Carolyn McDermed, Lt. Brandon Lebrecht, and former Sgt. Scott … Continue reading

Jury awards $800,000 to child who lost ability to walk as a result of a school district’s violation of IEP

Foster Smith was 10 years old and suffering from muscular dystrophy when his family negotiated an individualized education program (IEP) with the Reynolds School District, which required that a teacher or an aide provide “close standby supervision” whenever Foster was walking. All involved understood that because of his illness, he was at high risk of fracturing a leg if he … Continue reading

Kafoury & McDougal wins dog bite case in Yamhill County

Greg Kafoury and Craig Hopkins, with the able assistance of legal assistant David Hess, won a case against Jane and Doug Davis, the owners of a farm in Yamhill County, on behalf of a woman who was bitten in the face by the owners’ dog. Christine Shertzer, 43, incurred $16,000 in medical expenses, including plastic surgery, and will in the … Continue reading