You Need to Know

Is Your Loved One Safe? Elder Abuse is on the Rise

In November of 2013, Elmo and his wife, Meliitta, approached their neighbors, Sandra Bittler and her husband Michael Leland, about purchasing a 2 acre lot that bordered their two properties. Elmo, age 86, was delighted by the idea that the land his sons had made their wilderness playground could brighten the days of another set of children. However, he was … Continue reading

You Paid for UIM Coverage, Under a New Oregon Law You’re More Likely to Get It

Did you know you have been paying for underinsured motorist coverage as part of your auto policy? The purpose of underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage is to protect you if you are injured by a driver without enough insurance. For example, the minimum auto insurance liability limit required by Oregon law is $25,000. So what if you got hit by someone … Continue reading

Latino Construction Worker Fatality Rates Rise While Others Decline

The number of Latino construction workers, as a percentage of the construction work force, has been on the rise over the last 4 years. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, in 2010 the number of construction workers that identified themselves as Latino or Hispanic was 24% of the independent construction workforce. By 2014, that number was roughly 27%. … Continue reading

Medical sex abuse website launches

Kafoury and McDougal is pleased to announce the launch of our new website medicalsexabuse.com. Our firm has successfully litigated some of the highest profile cases involving sexual abuse within the medical field. During these cases, we have found it can be extremely difficult for victims to come forward and challenge their sexual abusers. We offer this site as a resource for … Continue reading

Camas High School coach arrested for molesting 17 girls

Robbyn D. Mattson, a 58 year old Camas High School softball coach and custodian, was arrested this week for sexually molesting 17 girls between the ages of 14-18. According to Sgt. Scot Boyles of the Camas Police Department, Mattson was caught on surveillance video and his abuse was documented by victims and witnesses including school faculty members. Kafoury & McDougal has … Continue reading

President Obama proposes $75 million in federal spending in support of police body cameras; Paramilitary policing a real threat

President Barak Obama recently proposed a $263 million federal spending package, $75 million of which would be used to fund putting body cameras on 50,000 police officers around the country. The remaining funds would be used to expand police training and reform programs in the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri police officer who … Continue reading

National support grows for body cameras on police officers

The time has come for the Portland City Council to approve the use of body video cameras on all Portland Police officers. The ineffectiveness of Portland Police review boards and internal affairs investigations have created a system where Portland Police officers can ignore their responsibilities as peacekeepers and civil servants. This allows officers to abuse citizens with no repercussions. Body … Continue reading

America’s largest tax scam

American companies have found a new way to rid themselves of their corporate tax responsibilities, by purchasing foreign companies and “reincorporating” themselves abroad. These moves certainly hurt the U.S. economy as billions of dollars in taxes are avoided. While U.S. corporate profits have skyrocketed up $93 billion in 2013 to a total of $2.1 trillion, corporate tax payments were down … Continue reading

Sex Abuse of Inmates: Silent Epidemic

Allegations of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct against a Washington County jail employee are only the latest in a long series of cases involving the sex abuse of inmates by jail personnel. Jill Curry, a civilian employee at the jail, faces felony charges, based on her arrest of July 16, 2014; the nature of the charge indicates that the alleged victim … Continue reading

I was Injured by Farm Equipment, Can I Bring a Claim Against the Equipment Manufacturer?

Zeferino Vasquez will never walk again. In 2010 he was working at OR/PAC Feed and Forage when suddenly he was pinned against a hay bale slicer after entering the machine to remove a jam. His mid-torso was crushed to within a couple of inches and he is now paralyzed from the waist down. Vasquez, working with attorney Lourdes Sánchez and … Continue reading