Lindsay Hart congratulates attorney Katie Eichner on her recent election as a Director of the Board of Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC)

Lindsay Hart congratulates attorney Katie Eichner on her recent election as a Director of the Board of Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC). For 50 years, OADC has served as a membership organization for trial lawyers defending their clients across the State of Oregon. Katie will serve a three-year term and looks forward to working […]

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Oregon Court of Appeals Issues a Ruling Affecting the Scope of Issues for Trial

by Jeff Young   Today, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued an opinion that has implications for defense lawyers. Generally, the parties may only try the issues raised in the pleadings. The question then arises whether a matter is truly “outside the scope of the pleadings.”   In Lydia Patricia Bergstrom v. Associates for Women’s […]

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Oregon Supreme Court Overturns the “Physical Impact Rule” by Katie Eichner and Jeffrey Young

For years, Oregon law held that a plaintiff could not recover for purely emotional or psychic injury without a special relationship or a direct accompanying injury.  Family members could not seek emotional distress damages for witnessing the death of a loved one under this long-standing rule, known as the “physical impact” rule.  The Oregon Supreme […]

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Brad Krupicka Authors “2016 Construction Defect Update: Who’s Got Which Claim”

Brad Krupicka recently authored the “2016 Construction Defect Update: Who’s Got Which Claim” for the latest issue of The Verdict. That article summarized recent judicial developments in third party claims for general contractors and subcontractors, insurance coverage and the duty to defend, subrogation claims, and Oregon’s statute of limitations defenses. The Verdict is published by […]

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Connie McKelvey Recently Co-Authored Health Professional Licensing and Enforcement

Connie McKelvey recently co-authored the Health Professional Licensing and Enforcement chapter for the 2016 edition of “Oregon Administrative Law.”  “Oregon Administrative Law” is a Continuing Legal Education publication of the Oregon State Bar.   It is a leading, authoritative reference for attorneys practicing administrative law in Oregon. Connie’s practice includes representation before professional licensing boards, professional […]

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