Protecting Your Business from Consumer Protection Litigation in Oregon

Protecting Your Business from Consumer Protection Litigation in Oregon

If your business engages in the sale of “real estate, goods, or services” or collection matters in Oregon, your business is subject to statutory consumer protections contained in Oregon’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act (UTPA), ORS 646.605, et. al.  The UTPA contains broad enforcement authority and…

Employment Law Issues to be Aware of For Employers and Employees

Employment Law Issues to be Aware of For Employers and Employees

In our current environment of low unemployment, you hopefully will not hear the words: “You Are Fired!”  But, with new competition in hiring, American employers terminate current employees for many reasons.  Both employers and employees should understand related risks and responsibilities and protect themselves in…

The Risks & Alternatives of Litigation for Businesses

The Risks & Alternatives of Litigation for Businesses

Whether a small business owner or an officer or owner of a more complex business, if your company gets sued it will face unanticipated costs to defend, future financial risk, and public exposure which can hurt your brand.  In order to mitigate your risks promptly…

What is Mediation and How Can It Help Me?

What is Mediation and How Can It Help Me?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process that includes a neutral third-party, who attempts to resolve disputes  by seeking the parties’ agreement to a negotiated solution. Mediation is not litigation or arbitration.  In litigation and arbitration, a judge or an arbitrator resolves a dispute…

Who Can I Contact to Discuss My Legal Issues with in Oregon and Washington?

Who Can I Contact to Discuss My Legal Issues with in Oregon and Washington?

If you live in Oregon or Washington, you may be looking for an attorney.  However, like many people, you may not know who to talk to contact.  We recommend you talk first with trusted friends and colleagues to see if they can make an appropriate…

Have You Been Subpoenaed to Testify at a Deposition, Arbitration, or Trial?

Have You Been Subpoenaed to Testify at a Deposition, Arbitration, or Trial?

We have all watched legal dramas on television where someone swears to “Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” before they testify in a legal proceeding.  If you have actually experienced this yourself, you may have testified as a witness or…