K&M in the News

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

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

Off-Duty Portland Cops Face Yet Another Excessive Force Lawsuit

Portland Police officers attacked a mother at a wedding, beating and stripping her nude to her waist in front of her family, the mother claims in a lawsuit claiming battery and police brutality filed by Kafoury & McDougal. Jessica Stradley was at a wedding with her husband and six-year-old daughter when another attendee falsely accused her of stealing her wallet. … Continue reading