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$10.4 Million Verdict for Injuries in 2016 NW 23rd Gas Explosion Case

On October 13, 2022, a Multnomah County jury awarded several million dollars to two people who suffered physical and emotional injuries in a 2016 gas explosion in Portland, and assessed punitive damages of $4.6 million against Loy Clark Pipeline Co. Both plaintiffs were represented by Greg Kafoury and Mark McDougal of Portland.   Firefighters responded after a natural gas explosion … Continue reading

Fourth Victim Alleges Sex Abuse by Former Deep Creek Elementary Principal Jeff Hays

Today, the law office of Kafoury & McDougal filed a lawsuit on behalf of a former student of Deep Creek Elementary against the Gresham-Barlow School District, alleging that he was sexually abused as a child by principal Jeff Hays. Under pseudonym, K.A., is the fourth victim to come forward with claims of sexual abuse against Hays. From 2005 to 2009, … Continue reading

Lawsuit: Portland Police Officer, Demoted to Desk Duty after Record Brutality Jury Verdict, Sexually Harassed Female Employee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2020 PRESS PACKET Today, the Portland law office of Kafoury & McDougal filed a complaint for sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation on behalf of a former Portland Police Background Investigator. In 2014, a Portland jury awarded the largest police excessive force verdict in city history—$562,000—to Jason Cox after he was savagely beaten by Portland Police … Continue reading

Central Oregon Community College Agrees to Pay $2,000,000 for its Role in the Death of Kaylee Sawyer

On July 24, 2016, twenty-three-year-old Central Oregon Community College (COCC) student Kaylee Sawyer was assaulted and murdered by a Campus Public Safety Officer. This tragedy was not unforeseeable. In years prior, students, professors, and Bend Police Chief Jim Porter told COCC administration that COCC’s Campus Public Safety Department was acting outside of their legal authority and stated tragic events could … Continue reading

Chicago Hilton Palmer House Hotel Discriminates Against Distinguished African American Artist; Employee Says Professor, “Looked Like a Pickpocket,” Complaint Claims

PRESS PACKET OF OTHER HILTON DISCRIMINATION CASES CHICAGO (July 21, 2020) – Arnold J. Kemp, an internationally acclaimed artist and professor, filed an administrative discrimination complaint today against Hilton and the historic Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The complaint was filed by the Portland, Oregon, firm of Kafoury & McDougal and the Chicago, Illinois, firm of Romanucci & Blandin. ‘Do … Continue reading

Team Doctors Ended Career of Portland Timbers Goalie with Botched Surgeries, Infections, Lawsuit Claims (Press Release)

PRESS PACKET Jake Gleeson, former goalkeeper for the Portland Timbers, MLS Cup winner, and Olympian, filed suit today against Sports Medicine Oregon, team doctors for the Portland Timbers, claiming it ended Jake’s soccer career through surgical mistakes. The lawsuit was filed by the Portland, Oregon, law firm of Kafoury & McDougal. Born and raised in New Zealand, Jake dedicated his … Continue reading

Hampton Inn Employee Calls Police on African American Family of Civil Rights Pioneer (Press Release)

Kafoury & McDougal and Cheyenne N. Chambers of Tin, Fulton, Walker & Owen filed suit today against Hilton for an incident of discrimination against Black guests at the Hampton Inn & Suites I-95 in Wilson, North Carolina. This filing comes days after an employee of another North Carolina Hampton Inn & Suites—both Hilton franchises—called police on two African American children … Continue reading

Washington County awards $625K settlement to Albert Molina, man assaulted by deputy (OregonLive)

By Jayati Ramakrishnan and Maxine Bernstein  The Washington County board of commissioners voted Tuesday to authorize a $625,000 payout to settle a lawsuit brought by a former inmate whose skull was fractured in what appears to have been an unprovoked attack by a county sheriff’s deputy in the jail’s booking area in 2018. In a prepared statement, the board condemned Washington … Continue reading

Sheriff Pins 12-year-old African American to Ground with Knee on Neck; College Student Shot with Rubber Bullet, Thrown to Ground & Wrist Shattered Fleeing Police Attack on Protestors (Press Release)

Sheriff Pins 12-year-old African American to Ground with Knee on Neck Portland law firm Kafoury & McDougal today filed two police brutality cases. 12-year-old Ka’Mar Benbo was arrested at Clackamas Town Center by Clackamas County Sheriffs. The sheriffs were responding to a call that some teenage girls had been involved in a fight. As he was leaving the mall with … Continue reading

Kafoury & McDougal Release Video of Brutal Jail Assault by Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy

Albert Molina, a 45-year-old American of Mexican descent, was arrested for riding a bicycle while drunk. He was processed at the Washington County Jail, where he was searched by Rian Alden, a Washington County Deputy Sheriff since 2007, deployed at the time as a jail deputy. Video released today by Molina’s law firm, Kafoury & McDougal, shows Molina sitting quietly … Continue reading

We are Fighting for You During COVID-19.

At Kafoury & McDougal, we are doing our part to help curb the spread of the global pandemic. Although Oregon courts are closed, our office is still open. The K&M team is fighting for our current clients and taking on new clients, too. We’re working remotely to settle cases, and our team is socially distancing to help keep our community … Continue reading