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

Portland considers appealing police brutality case

Update: At the Wednesday Council meeting, Amanda Fritz pulled the item off of the consent agenda for further review. On Wednesday, April 17, the Portland City Council will consider and agenda item to appeal the Gallagher Smith trial victory. Jurors had decided that the Portland Police used excessive force, by beating, tazing and pepper-spraying the 25 year-old Smith. Read More: … Continue reading