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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

Jury Awards $125,000 to Man Tackled by Pioneer Place Mall Guards while on Longboard

By Jayati Ramakrishnan | The Oregonian/OregonLive January 30, 2020 In April 2017, Edwin Yang was riding an electric longboard while on an outing with his wife and kids at Pioneer Place mall. A few seconds after he stepped on the device, an invention of his own, a security guard told him to get off. Within moments, he said, that guard, and … Continue reading

Jury finds Gresham-Barlow Elementary Principal Molested Student in His School Office for Years, Awards Victim $3 Million

Published on January 10, 2020 By Aimee Green | The Oregonian/OregonLive A Multnomah County jury on Friday awarded $3 million to a 21-year-old woman who said the principal of her public elementary school sexually abused her in his office when she was in second, third and fourth grade. Jurors found 11-1 that the young woman was molested more than a decade ago … Continue reading

Racist Comments to Elementary Students: The Spencer Family Responds to the Incident (Press Release)

Yesterday, North Clackamas School District released a fundamentally misleading statement about the racist comments made by a staffer to a group of fifth grade students. Through their attorneys, Kafoury & McDougal of Portland, the family of Jasmyn Spencer wishes to correct the record by providing the following timeline: 1. On Friday, May 31, 2019, an instructional assistant at Linwood Elementary … Continue reading

Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Rights of Injured, Undocumented Workers

In April 2019, the Oregon Supreme Court voiced their support for workers injured on the job. In Vasquez v. Double Press Mfg., Inc., the Oregon Supreme Court ruled that ORS 31.710(1), a statute that caps the non-economic damages that a plaintiff can receive from a liable defendant at $500,000, does not apply to “third-party claims [brought] by or on behalf … Continue reading