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26 Jan, 2009

US Supreme Court Protects Workplace Whistleblowers

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

In Crawford v. Metropolitan Government, the U.S. Supreme Court in January, 2009 unanimously declared that federal law protects workers from retaliation, even when the worker did not personally complain about discrimination on the job. Ms. Crawford asserted…

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26 Jan, 2009

Employment Claim Resolved: A Note from a Past Client

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Dear Richard: My situation was so incredibly ridiculous that no one believed me until I brought my case to you, you stood up for me when no one else would, you were my voice when I didn’t have one, and you never backed down. You stood strong by my side…

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30 Dec, 2008

Oregon Insurance Claim Practices Law

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Insurance Issues

"Can an insurance company really do that?" is a question I am regularly asked. With some exceptions (such as employer provided disability plans) insurers are regulated by state, not federal law. In Oregon, our starting point for assessing an insurer's…

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19 Nov, 2008

What I Do For You

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Firm News

I am a personal injury attorney and an insurance attorney practicing in the Portland metro area. But what does that really mean? As a personal injury attorney, I help people who are injured due to the fault of another obtain fair compensation for injuries.…

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05 Nov, 2008

Recommending Richard Rizk

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Firm News

To say that by having Richard Rizk adjudicate an insurance claim was a serendipitous event is an understatement. My wife, a registered nurse, was seriously injured. Three attorneys, upon separate accounts over several years, failed to achieve monetary…

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03 Nov, 2008

An Examination Under Oath: Not Your Father

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Insurance Issues

Thu November 13, 2008, 3:52 pm You have submitted a property loss claim or uninsured motorist claim[1] to your insurance company. So it can better understand the loss, your insurer asks to provide information and complete some forms describing your damage.…

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24 Oct, 2008

Oregon Supreme Court Diminished Value Coverage, Auto Accidents

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Insurance Issues

On October 23, 2008 the Supreme Court of Oregon decided a case which will likely require many insurance companies to pay for diminished value of a vehicle caused by an accident. In the decision, Gonzales v. Farmers Insurance, Oregon’s highest Court stated: “We…

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16 Oct, 2008

Cascade Winter Safety Speakers

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Ski Friends: When I am not working to resolve insurance claims, I snow ski. From 2005 to 2008 I was President of Cascade Ski Club. In that capacity, I helped resolve a longstanding property dispute with a local Government Camp ski / ride resort. With…

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