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21 Jun, 2019

Senate Defeats Bill to Remove Pain and Suffering Damage Cap by 1 Vote

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

On June 4th, the Oregon Senate voted against a bill that would have eliminated the state’s $500,000 cap on compensation for pain and suffering damages suffered by personal injury victims. Backers of the bill do not have much hope it will be revived before…

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11 Jun, 2019

Oregon State Penitentiary Sees Ninth Inmate Death of the Year

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

The cause of death of an inmate of the Oregon State Penitentiary is still being determined, according to a statement from Oregon’s Department of Corrections. This is at least the ninth inmate death of 2019. Inmate deaths at this facility have increased…

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28 Feb, 2019

Police Responsibility and Bill 383

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

There has been a watchful eye on the police for sometime now. In and around Portland it seems like cops have been making the headlines fairly often. Here are some of the headlines we have seen over the past couple weeks: 16-year-old boy armed with knife…

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21 Feb, 2019

Horton v. OHSU Decision: Injured People Do Not Deserve a Fair Trial

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

The right to be heard by your peers in a trial by jury is an idea that unites most Americans. But Oregon politicians and Supreme Court Justices don’t think injured people deserve a fair jury trial. If a person is severely injured in Oregon, they can have…

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17 Jan, 2019

How Long Until Cars Are Full Automation?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Fully autonomous cars and trucks that drive us instead of us driving them will become a reality. These self-driving vehicles ultimately will integrate onto U.S. roadways by progressing through six levels of driver assistance technology advancements in…

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19 Dec, 2018

Getting Your Police Records

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Friday that Portland will no longer charge crime victims for copies of their own police reports after an investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive found people face high fees and long waits to get them. Wheeler’s announcement…

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28 Nov, 2018

The 2017 Gorge Fire

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

It’s time to head back to the Columbia River Gorge. For the first time since the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire, seven of Oregon’s most popular trails reopened on Friday. The full length of the Historic Columbia River Highway is now open as well. “This reopening…

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15 Oct, 2018

What are My Rights After an Arrest?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

What Are My Rights After an Arrest? Rights Lawyer in Portland OregonIf you were arrested, you don’t give up all of your rights. But do you know what those rights are and what to do if police violate your rights while you’re in custody? Here is a brief…

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18 Jul, 2018

PT 2: After My 1st Year in Law School

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

“Proving that a collision caused a broken leg is easy,” . . . states Alex Pletch, Attorney at Rizklaw. “Soft tissue injuries, such as strains and sprains, do not show up on x-rays so they are not easy to prove. Insurance companies devalue claims when…

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08 Sep, 2017

Foster Parents Face Prison Time, State Faces $7 Million Settlement

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Oregon’s Department of Human Services has just settled for a hefty $7 million to resolve a case of abuse and neglect against two preschool-aged children in foster care. State-appointed foster parents in Yamhill County nearly starved the siblings to death…

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