The Law & Your Rights

Oregon Supreme Court Denies Ambulance Company’s Attempt to Escape Liability for Abuse of a Vulnerable Person

On July 25, 2013, the Oregon Supreme Court denied review of the Court of Appeals decision in Royshekka Herring v. American Medical Response Northwest, Inc., a case handled at the trial and appellate level by our firm, Kafoury & McDougal. On December 8, 2007, Royshekka Herring was transported by an AMR Northwest ambulance. She awakened to find EMT Lannie Haszard’s … Continue reading

Citizen Independent Police Review Board Needed

The Portland Police Bureau has been in the news recently because of a series of incidents in which officers used excessive or deadly force, most notably the incidents involving James Chasse, Jr., Aaron Campbell, and the beanbag shooting of a 12-year old girl on a TriMet platform. James Chasse, Jr. died in September 2006 after being beaten, tasered and having … Continue reading

Supreme Court Gives Corporations Unlimited Power to Influence Elections.

On January 21, 2010 a divided U.S. Supreme Court decided Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. This case dramatically changes the rules of campaign finance and unleashes corporations to spend unlimited money on elections. At issue in the case was whether a group could advertise a film critical of then-Senator Hillary Clinton during a presidential primary. The U.S. Supreme Court … Continue reading