Author: K & M

Lawsuit Filed after Oregon Clinic refused to cooperate with Sheriff’s investigation

On March 10, 2015, our firm, Kafoury & McDougal, filed a sex abuse lawsuit against The Oregon Clinic on Barnes Road in Southwest Portland. In May, of last year, The Oregon Clinic, one of Oregon’s largest medical providers, was notified by police detectives that there was evidence than an unconscious patient may have been sexually abused while sedated for a colonoscopy. … Continue reading

Shopping while Black: Institutionalized racism in Portland

In August 2014, Barneys New York and Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan agreed to pay penalties of $525,000 and $650,000 respectively after the New York attorney general conducted monthslong investigations into repeated racial profiling complaints by shoppers. In the Barneys investigation, the attorney general found that security staff accused an overwhelming number of black and Latino customers of shoplifting and … Continue reading

Portland Police send dog to bite man mowing a lawn

A forty-seven year old African-American man, James Waters, was mowing a lawn for work in NE Portland when two vans full of Portland Police officers wearing storm-trooper-type outfits and bearing high-powered weapons pulled up in front of the house. Officers had been monitoring Mr. Waters using an airplane and ground surveillance to plan the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) arrest. One … Continue reading

Camas High School coach arrested for molesting 17 girls

Robbyn D. Mattson, a 58 year old Camas High School softball coach and custodian, was arrested this week for sexually molesting 17 girls between the ages of 14-18. According to Sgt. Scot Boyles of the Camas Police Department, Mattson was caught on surveillance video and his abuse was documented by victims and witnesses including school faculty members. Kafoury & McDougal has … Continue reading

UPDATE: Jeffrey McAllister pleads GUILTY; the full story remains to be told

Jeffrey McAllister, a nurse at Legacy Emanuel, pled guilty today to a long list of Measure 11 crimes for his sexual abuse of 10 women at Emanuel’s emergency room and will spend a minimum of 15 years behind bars. “McAllister’s crimes covered a period of more than seven years,” said attorney Mark McDougal of Kafoury & McDougal. “During that time, … Continue reading

H&M shopper awarded $105,000

A Multnomah County jury on June 2, 2014, awarded Brenda Moaning, an African American woman, $105,000 for battery and false arrest against retailer H&M. Ms. Moaning, a woman of great dignity, was shopping at H&M during their Clackamas Town Center grand opening in May of 2011. Below is a video from our Youtube page of the incident. As you can … Continue reading

Greg featured in Oregon Business Journal article

The Avenger That’s his babysitter,” says Greg Kafoury, looking at a yellowed news-clip of former Oregon Sen. Bob Packwood leering at a young woman. Her frozen half-smile is a terrific contrast to Kafoury’s glee as he points out other mementos covering the walls of Kafoury & McDougal’s offices in downtown Portland. Here is coverage of the 1997 sexual harassment case the firm … Continue reading

UPDATE: Feds investigated Legacy Emanuel in McAllister case

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that Legacy Emanuel Medical Center flouted federal regulations designed to protect patients. The investigation revealed how hospital staff  repeatedly bungled their handling of the complaints and found that Legacy had failed to thoroughly investigate a series of complaints from patients who accused emergency room nurse, Jeffrey McAllister, of sex abuse. Read our initial story … Continue reading

Cayla Wilson’s “Landmark Recovery”: $9.3 million

On February 5, 2014, after three weeks of trial, Kafoury & McDougal settled the case of Cayla Wilson v. Clackamas County and the City of Portland for $9.3 million.  It was the largest injury settlement ever against any governmental entity in the State of Oregon. The settlement funds will be put into trust, and administered by a court-appointed conservator. Cayla … Continue reading

Newport man gets $140,000 in free-speech lawsuit

Matthew Zekan won a $140,000 settlement against Lincoln County. The county was accused of retaliating against him for exercising his First Amendment rights and then failing to provide him due process, after banning him from county property. Read More: The Oregonian — Helen Jung (03/12/2014)