Department of Human Services

$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

Whistleblower lawsuit against Multnomah County regarding medical billing errors

Barbara Alexander-Brown filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Multnomah County. She refused to obey her bosses after she repeatedly brought up instances of providers unlawfully billing the county for services. Alexander-Brown claims that she faced scolding, retaliation and termination. The lawsuit is seeking $985,000 for loss of income, and emotional and mental distress. Read more: The Oregonian — Kelly House (03/07/2014)