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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

Judge Upholds $755K Award Against UO Police Chief

University of Oregon Police Chief Carolyn McDermed and two other managers intentionally and maliciously harmed a young officer’s career after he spoke out about department policies allowing officers to carry Tasers and the department’s violations of laws, a federal judge found. Jason Kafoury and Mark McDougal secured the $755,000 jury verdict in September for James Cleavenger, who claimed McDermed, Lt. … Continue reading

Double Your Insurance Coverage – For Free

A new law stops insurance companies from denying injured drivers from collecting underinsured motorist benefits that the law requires car insurance coverage to include – but it only applies to policies activated or reissued Jan. 1 and afterward. Before, if a driver with $25,000 in liability insurance wrecked your car and injured you, and you had a $25,000 policy for … Continue reading

K&M Lawsuit: Patient Says Tech Fondled Her Breasts During Ultrasound

Kafoury & McDougal is representing a patient who says Legacy Meridian Park Hospital failed to protect her from a predatory lab technician. The woman says she needed an ultrasound last May to investigate a potential heart murmur. But when Legacy’s contract technician finished with the ultrasound, he opened her gown and stared at her breasts as he wiped her breasts … Continue reading

K&M Files Two Cases to Protect Customers

Kafoury & McDougal filed two new lawsuits last week on behalf of a black shopper who said a Safeway employee called him the “N-word” and a couple who said Applebee’s tried to have them arrested after falsely accusing them of using a counterfeit bill. In the first lawsuit, Timothy Gary, 53, says he was buying champagne at Safeway in Lake … Continue reading