Headline Victories

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

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

Ambulance Sex Abuse Victim Awarded $3.25 million

In a case that generated an enormous amount of media attention, Royshekka Herring sued AMR Ambulance Company for having been sexually abused on the way to the hospital by an ambulance attendant, Lannie Haszard. Haszard was the only one of 500 local AMR attendants who had ever received a complaint of sexual misconduct, and he had had three such complaints … Continue reading