Steve Novick

$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

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