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Woman and her stepdaughter wrongly accused by Safeway employees

A family is struggling to rebuild their reputation because of a grocery store’s false accusations. Employees at the Safeway in Lincoln City handed a video of an innocent woman and her stepdaughter to police, claiming it was footage of a shopper who paid with a stolen credit card. Several news outlets had published the innocent family’s photos, reported them as … Continue reading

Washington Doctor’s Pain Clinic Handed Out Opioids That Killed 16 People

Eight pill mills in Washington state contributed to the overdose deaths of 16 people and left many more with serious addictions, investigators recently announced. If your doctor got you hooked on narcotic drugs, Kafoury & McDougal may be able to help. Investigators yanked the medical license of Dr. Frank D. Li, medical director for the Seattle Pain Center, which operates … Continue reading

Jury awards $576,000 against Praxair for industrial site injury

A Portland Federal jury late Thursday unanimously returned a verdict of $576,456.83 in the case of Firestone v. Praxair, Inc. after a three day trial before Judge Papak. Mark McDougal and Jason Kafoury of Kafoury & McDougal represented Mr. Firestone. Defense counsel was Nicholas Wheeler from Cosgrave Vergeer Kester. Mr. Firestone was 29 at the time of the incident and … Continue reading

K&M 2016 Newsletter Highlights

K&M 2016 Newsletter Highlights K&M: Landmark Settlement for Cayla Wilson Largest Police Brutality Verdict in Portland History Jury Hands Huge Win to Blacklisted Police Officer A Predator in the E-Room: Hospital Agrees to Settle Injury at School: $800K Verdict for Child’s Loss of Ability to Walk Woman Prevails in “Shopping While Black” Case PlayDate PDX: Dangers of a Theme-Park Medical Sex … Continue reading

Teacher at Liberty High School in Hillsboro Faces Sex Crime Charges

Gregg Martin Jensen, a teacher at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon, was charged on May 5, 2014, with using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct, and second degree sex abuse. Jensen was already facing charges of sexual abuse and encouraging child sex abuse. The question of civil liability arises whenever a predator emerges from an institution which … Continue reading

Jury Awards $1.62 Million Against Safeway Store for Slip and Fall

Verdict Includes $1 Million in Punitive Damages Late Friday afternoon, a Portland jury issued a punishing verdict against a Safeway store in the case of an 85-year- old customer who suffered a fractured femur when he slipped on spilled liquid detergent that an assistant manager described as being “throughout the store.” Christopher Armstrong-Stevenson was a regular shopper at the St. … Continue reading

K&M Files Lawsuit Over Dangerous Highway Ramp

The state of Oregon didn’t fix the on-ramp to Highway 217 despite a slew of wrecks caused by a defective metal joint, according to 15 motorists who are being represented by Kafoury & McDougal. The plaintiffs in the case all suffered injuries from accidents caused by the unsafe joint between April and June of 2014. The claims add up to … Continue reading

K&M Client Accuses Massage Therapist of Sexual Abuse

  Police arrested a massage therapist after a woman said he assaulted her during her massage at River’s Edge Hotel & Spa – a 4.5 star hotel -on the Willamette River in southwest Portland. Benjamin Thomas Collura, 32, also previously worked at two Massage Envy locations: one in the John’s Landing neighborhood of southwest Portland and the other in the … Continue reading

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