cutting of trees

$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

Q: What Can I Do if Someone Cuts Down My Tree?

A: Oregon law recognizes that trees on your residential property have great economic and aesthetic value.  The term,”timber trespass” refers to unauthorized cutting of trees or other vegetation on another person’s property.  This includes cutting a whole tree or just a few limbs. In many instances, neighbors are responsible for timber trespass, often to allow sunlight into their garden, or enhance a scenic … Continue reading