Headline Victories

Jury Awards $125,000 to Man Tackled by Pioneer Place Mall Guards while on Longboard

By Jayati Ramakrishnan | The Oregonian/OregonLive January 30, 2020 In April 2017, Edwin Yang was riding an electric longboard while on an outing with his wife and kids at Pioneer Place mall. A few seconds after he stepped on the device, an invention of his own, a security guard told him to get off. Within moments, he said, that guard, and … Continue reading

Jury finds Gresham-Barlow Elementary Principal Molested Student in His School Office for Years, Awards Victim $3 Million

Published on January 10, 2020 By Aimee Green | The Oregonian/OregonLive A Multnomah County jury on Friday awarded $3 million to a 21-year-old woman who said the principal of her public elementary school sexually abused her in his office when she was in second, third and fourth grade. Jurors found 11-1 that the young woman was molested more than a decade ago … Continue reading

Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Rights of Injured, Undocumented Workers

In April 2019, the Oregon Supreme Court voiced their support for workers injured on the job. In Vasquez v. Double Press Mfg., Inc., the Oregon Supreme Court ruled that ORS 31.710(1), a statute that caps the non-economic damages that a plaintiff can receive from a liable defendant at $500,000, does not apply to “third-party claims [brought] by or on behalf … Continue reading

From the K&M Archives: Trial jury docks Portland neurosurgeon $1 million for ramming his Mercedes-Benz into an airport attendant writing him a parking ticket

> March 12, 1997 It wasn’t high noon when the highly paid neurosurgeon faced off with the airport parking worker. It was more like 10 P.M. But for a few tense minutes on Aug. 31, 1995, their showdown outside the Portland International Airport terminal seemed as dramatic as the Old West. On one side, in his sleek Mercedes-Benz coupe, sat … Continue reading

Kafoury & McDougal Win Historic Verdict: $20 Million in Punitive Damages against “Reprehensible” Real Estate Empire

Jason Kafoury, Robbie Trebelhorn, Greg Kafoury, and Mark McDougal after their historic verdict On May 18, 2018, a Multnomah County jury returned a historic verdict of $295,000 in compensation and $20 million in punitive damages against the owners and managers of Wimbledon Square Apartments in Portland. Robert Trebelhorn suffered a severe knee injury when a second-floor walkway at his apartment … Continue reading

Jury Awards K&M Client $476,000

A Portland jury awarded nearly half a million dollars to an elderly woman who tripped and broke her ankle while climbing out of an airport shuttle. Dorothy Kohut, who is now 74, won $476,500 for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering after a jury found that the driver’s negligence had caused her fall. Kohut, a regular customer of … Continue reading

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

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

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