Aimee Green

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 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

Jury awards $800,000 to child who lost ability to walk as a result of a school district’s violation of IEP

Foster Smith was 10 years old and suffering from muscular dystrophy when his family negotiated an individualized education program (IEP) with the Reynolds School District, which required that a teacher or an aide provide “close standby supervision” whenever Foster was walking. All involved understood that because of his illness, he was at high risk of fracturing a leg if he … Continue reading

Kafoury & McDougal wins dog bite case in Yamhill County

Greg Kafoury and Craig Hopkins, with the able assistance of legal assistant David Hess, won a case against Jane and Doug Davis, the owners of a farm in Yamhill County, on behalf of a woman who was bitten in the face by the owners’ dog. Christine Shertzer, 43, incurred $16,000 in medical expenses, including plastic surgery, and will in the … 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

Lawsuit Filed after Oregon Clinic refused to cooperate with Sheriff’s investigation

On March 10, 2015, our firm, Kafoury & McDougal, filed a sex abuse lawsuit against The Oregon Clinic on Barnes Road in Southwest Portland. In May, of last year, The Oregon Clinic, one of Oregon’s largest medical providers, was notified by police detectives that there was evidence than an unconscious patient may have been sexually abused while sedated for a colonoscopy. … Continue reading

Shopping while Black: Institutionalized racism in Portland

In August 2014, Barneys New York and Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan agreed to pay penalties of $525,000 and $650,000 respectively after the New York attorney general conducted monthslong investigations into repeated racial profiling complaints by shoppers. In the Barneys investigation, the attorney general found that security staff accused an overwhelming number of black and Latino customers of shoplifting and … Continue reading

Kafoury & McDougal have the 2 highest jury awards and the largest settlement ever against the City of Portland for police misconduct

According to the City of Portland’s Risk Management Division and the reporting of the Oregonian’s Aimee Green, Kafoury & McDougal have won the two highest jury verdicts against the Portland Police ever awarded in the history of the City of Portland for Portland Police matters. K&M has also reached the largest settlement ever against the city. Below are articles,videos and … Continue reading

Multnomah County jury finds Portland Police used excessive force during arrest, awards $562,000

A Multnomah County jury awarded $562,000 to Jason Cox, a local iron worker who was beaten, including 6-8 blows to his head while being tasered 4 times, by the Portland Police during an arrest. The award is every penny the plaintiff asked for in the claim against the city. On the night of the incident, Mr. Cox drove his 1969 … Continue reading

Paralyzed Agricultural Worker Wins $6.2 Million

On June 21, 2013 a Multnomah County jury found for the plaintiff Zeferino Vasquez, an agricultural worker, against Double Press Inc, the manufacturer of a hay bale slicer. In March of 2010, Mr. Vasquez (age 21) forgot to take the hay bale slicer out of automatic mode before he left the control panel and went to remove a jam in … Continue reading