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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

Kafoury & McDougal Sues Hilton Hotels in “Calling His Mother While Black” Discrimination Case

The Portland law firm of Kafoury & McDougal today filed suit on behalf of Jermaine Massey against Hilton Hotels and the DoubleTree Hilton in Portland, Oregon, for $3 million, indicating that they will amend to request $7 million in punitive damages. Jermaine Massey On December 22, 2018, Jermaine Massey, an African American with experience working for the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

Racist Comments to Elementary Students: The Spencer Family Responds to the Incident (Press Release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RACIST COMMENTS TO OREGON ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: THE SPENCER FAMILY RESPONDS TO THE DISTRICT Yesterday, North Clackamas School District released a fundamentally misleading statement about the racist comments made by a staffer to a group of fifth grade students. Through their attorneys, Kafoury & McDougal of Portland, the family of Jasmyn Spencer wishes to correct the record by … 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

Former University of Oregon Football Player Doug Brenner Files Suit Against NCAA and Former Duck Coach Willie Taggart (Press Release)

January 9, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORMER UNIVERSITY OF OREGON FOOTBALL PLAYER DOUG BRENNER FILES SUIT AGAINST NCAA AND FORMER DUCK COACH WILLIE TAGGART Doug Brenner, a former stand-out lineman at the University of Oregon, filed suit today against the NCAA and former Oregon football coach Willie Taggart, seeking compensation for serious, lifelong injuries sustained during a series of highly … Continue reading

African American Evicted from Portland Hilton Demands Answers (Press Release)

December 27, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JERMAINE MASSEY, AN AFRICAN AMERICAN GUEST AT THE HILTON DOUBLETREE IN PORTLAND, CALLS FOR THE HOTEL TO EXPLAIN ITS CONDUCT On December 22, 2018, at about 11 p.m., Jermaine Massey was, “calling his mother while black,” from a quiet corner of the lobby of the DoubleTree hotel in Portland, Oregon, when hotel security demanded to … Continue reading

Portland Pharmacist Accused of Using Hidden Camera to Take Bathroom Photos

Police accused former Kaiser pharmacist Johnny Tuck Chee Chan of using a hidden camera to take photos of patients in the bathroom of the clinic on Airport Way. Later the same man allegedly used another hidden camera at his new job at Banana Republic to do the same thing. On November 23, the Multnomah County district attorney indicted Chan on … 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