Kyle Nice

$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

Greg and Jason Kafoury Testify on Oregon Senate Bill 747

Under ORS 234.706, local cities and counties have the option of entering into binding arbitration to resolve employment disputes. In Portland, our city council has a binding arbitration agreement with the Portland Police Union. Our firm drafted a proposed amendment to ORS 234.706 that would prevent the City of Portland from agreeing to such arbitration in future contracts for instances … Continue reading

Road Rage, Off-Duty Portland Police Sergeant Pulls a Gun on a Citizen

During a bout of road-rage, off-duty Portland Police Sergeant Kyle Nice pulled a gun on another driver, Neil Ruffin.  The case settled for $55,000. Nice first came to public notoriety for his role in the death of James Chasse, a schizophrenic man who ran from police when they accused him of public urination. New Articles: The Oregonian – Maxine Bernstein (4/6/2010) … Continue reading