Potential Class Action Following Yahoo Security Breach

A proposed class action law suit filed in California claims that Yahoo! Inc. permitted hackers to access their users’ personal information and failed to warn users of the security breach. This news comes after Yahoo’s release last week that a security breach in August 2013 may have affected more than 1 billion users, making it… Learn More »

Central Oregon Community College Settles Stabbing Lawsuit

Central Oregon Community College has settled a lawsuit filed by one of their students over a stabbing incident that occurred on Halloween night back in 2014. The student, James Briles, said in the suit that the had college failed to place him with a new roommate after being notified of his old roommate’s strange and… Learn More »

Judge Won’t Dismiss CIA Interrogation Law Suit

A federal judge in Spokane Washington said that he won’t dismiss a lawsuit filed against two Washington state psychologist who helped design interrogation techniques for the CIA’s war on terror. The decision marks an important set forward in a case surrounding the treatment of terror suspects and is likely to include previously undisclosed information on… Learn More »

Kids Can Sue Over Climate Change Negligence, Says Oregon Judge

In a recent ruling by an Oregon Judge, a group of youngsters won a major battle in their continuing effort to sue the federal government over climate change. The Judge, Thomas Coffin, a Federal District Court Magistrate Judge, ruled against the federal government’s motion to dismiss the case, finding in favor of the 21 young… Learn More »

Powers Faces Loss of Funding, Steep Fines, as Time Runs Out to Fix Sewage Situation

The city of Powers, Oregon is running out of time to fix their sewage situation. Powers, which has been instructed that they have 60 days from March 28th to make “adequate progress” towards the US Department of Agriculture approved sewage treatment plan, faces potential “de-obligation” of millions of federal dollars marked for the project, forfeiting… Learn More »

Holiday Toy Drive Update

Thank you to all of the Oregon law firms who participated in D’Amore Law Group’s Holiday Toy Drive!*  Davis Law Offices Littler Mendelson Gresham Injury Law Center Parks Law Offices Kehoe Law LLC Because of you, hundreds of foster children in Portland and across the Northwest will have a brighter holiday. We thank you.   … Learn More »

National Consumer Protection Week

In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9, become a better-informed consumer using some of the best resources available. Consumer banking:  Helpwithmybank.gov was set up to provide answers to your questions about loans, insurance, mortgages and dozens of other banking issues. Learn the laws about late payment fees, reverse mortgages, credit bureaus, or get… Learn More »

California DMV says it’s time to license undocumented immigrant drivers

Unlicensed drivers are three times more likely than licensed drivers to cause a deadly car crash. This is one of the conclusions of a newly-released study on fatal crash rates. Researchers looked at 20 years of data on car accident deaths in California, and concluded that the state should reverse current policy, and allow undocumented… Learn More »

Personal attacks on injured people

I have been thinking about an editorial in Washington’s Herald. The writer, Scott North, discusses a couple of recent court cases the paper reported on, and how “immediate, bitter and personal attacks in the reader comments on HeraldNet” pushed a Washington family to drop a claim for damages after their son was injured in a… Learn More »

Oregon Senators Try to Strip Rights from Citizens and Protect Insurance Companies

15 Oregon state senators have pledged to derail Senate Bill 1580 by demanding that the landmark legislation include a “cap” or limit on damages in medical malpractice claims – but only for those who can least afford it. If a privately insured patient is hurt by a negligent or reckless doctor, that person is entitled to… Learn More »