civil jury trial

$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

Settlement Lawyers v. Trial Lawyers

The number of civil jury trials has been steadily declining over the past few decades.  In the entire federal court system, there were only 400 personal injury trials in 2010.  Judges fully understand the importance and need for jury trials.  In Oregon, Multnomah County judges were so concerned about the trend in declining jury trials in state court that they … Continue reading