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09 Jun, 2017

Portland Police Maintains Order during June 4 Demonstrations

Posted on behalf of Rizk Law in Legal News

Compared to Portland political demonstrations in November and January, demonstrations on June 4, 2017 were well maintained within three downtown city blocks, with relatively minimal traffic disruption.   “The intent of law enforcement is to provide a safe environment for …

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17 Apr, 2017

Update on Youth Sports Concussion State Laws

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Since Washington State passed the Zachery Lystedt law in 2009, each state has enacted legislation to protect young athletes from the risks associated with concussion in sport. On October 2006, 13-year old Zachery Lystedt collapsed from a traumatic brain injury …

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22 Feb, 2017

Portland Judge Cuts $10.5 Mil Award to Man who Lost Leg

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

In another compassionate display by an Oregon court, a judge drastically cut a jury award for a Portland man who lost his leg to a city garbage truck. Damages for emotional distress have been reduced from $10.5 million to $500,000, …

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14 Feb, 2017

Oregon Attorney General Quits

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced today that he will quit his job this early this summer before the end of his term. Last year, citing a health concern, AG Kroger announced that he would not run again this year. …

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23 Oct, 2016

Sovereign Immunity and the Oregon Tort Claims Act

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Filing an injury claim against the State of Oregon can be a challenge. Even if your claim is successful, if you have been injured in an accident in a state owned building or suffer harm due to the actions of …

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18 Oct, 2016

Horton Decision Stirs Controversy over Damages Caps

Posted on behalf of Rizk Law in Legal News

On May 5, 2016, the Oregon Supreme Court put the nail in the coffin of a personal injury case that has been brewing since 2011, when the parents of a Klamath Falls boy were awarded a mere $3 million in damages for …

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20 Sep, 2013

VA Grants Up to One Year of Retroactive Benefits

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Effective August 6, 2013 through August 5, 2015, veterans who have filed an original, first time, Fully Developed Claim (FDC) for service-connected disability compensation may be entitled to up to one year of retroactive disability benefits. The retroactive benefits are …

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29 Aug, 2013

Project Salute: Young Lawyers Serving Veterans

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

During the 2011-2012 year, the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association extended its yearly commitment of public service to supporting our veterans. Partnering with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, the ABA-YLD implemented Project Salute: Young …

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