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Injury “Arising Out of” Use of an Uninsured/Underinsured Vehicle

Mark Tyson In both Washington and Oregon, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage must be offered in auto insurance policies. Such coverage must include damages that “arise out of” the ownership, maintenance, or use of the underinsured/uninsured vehicle. In a routine car accident involving an underinsured/uninsured vehicle, damages will…

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Oregon Super Lawyers® 2016 Edition

We are honored that three of our shareholders are again included as Oregon Super Lawyers for 2016: Bill Davis for Professional Liability Defense; Bill Earle for Insurance Coverage; and Paul Xóchihua for Professional Liability Defense. Also included this year is shareholder Elizabeth Lampson for Civil…

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Arbitrator awards less than firm’s client’s pre-lawsuit offer

A property owner sued the firm’s property management company client, contending it breached the management contract in several regards for which it should be disgorged of all earned management fees, pay money damages, and contended the manager’s action constituted Elder Abuse justifying the awarding of trebled damages, pre-judgment interest, attorney…

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Summary judgment in Warm Springs Tribal court – employment

Shareholders Dan Hasson and Bill Earle succeeded in obtaining summary judgment in favor of their client, a federally-recognized Indian tribe, in a wrongful termination claim brought by a former tribal employee. In obtaining complete dismissal of the plaintiff’s claim, Dan and Bill successfully relied on Warm Springs Tribal…

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