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FBA Awards Marmaduke the James M. Burns Federal Practice Award

HLGR’s Susan Marmaduke received the Honorable James M. Burns Federal Practice Award on May 17, 2012. Named in honor of a widely respected federal trial judge, the late James M. Burns, the Federal Bar Association for the District of Oregon...

Q&A: Minority Shareholder Cannot Prevent Sale of Company

by Susan Marmaduke Q:  My sisters and I own our family business, which is an Oregon corporation. The four of us each own 25% of the shares in the company. My sisters want to sell the company. Our shareholder agreement...

Intellectual Property E-News: Nastygrams Can Backfire on Trademark Owners

Nastygrams Can Backfire on Trademark Owners Brand owners should consider benefits, consequences, and alternatives of trademark enforcement cease-and-desist letters. Trademark owners have a duty to monitor and enforce their trademark rights by identifying and stopping unauthorized uses. Cease-and-desist letters (commonly...

HLGR Attorneys Win Oregon Public Records Case

On Friday, April 20, Judge Thomas Hart of the Marion County Circuit Court ruled that the Oregon Justice Department deliberately withheld documents that should have been made available to HLGR client, Mark Long. Long was the former interim director of...

L&E Alert: April 30 Deadline Postponed

ALERT: APRIL 30 DEADLINE POSTPONED The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has enjoined the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from implementing its notice-posting rule. The Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the validity of the...

Health Care Law Alert: CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Implement 60-Day Return of Identified Overpayments

HEALTH CARE LAW ALERT CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Implement 60-Day Return of Identified Overpayments The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule regarding Medicare providers’ and suppliers’ obligation to timely report and return overpayments. The...

HLGR Helps MBA Raise almost $20K for Multnomah Court Care Program

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C., along with several other Portland area law firms, helped the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) raise close to $20,000 for Court Care of Multnomah County. The annual WinterSmash bowling/fundraising event was held on Saturday, February 25,...

L&E Alert: BOLI Finalizes Rules Interpreting Veterans’ Preference in Hiring and Promotions

BOLI Finalizes Rules Interpreting Veterans’ Preference in Hiring and Promotions Under Oregon law, public employers are subject to a variety of statutory and regulatory obligations regarding veterans’ preference in hiring and promotions. These obligations were recently expanded through several bills...

Q&A: Antitrust Laws for Small Businesses

by Arden Olson Q: Do “antitrust” laws apply to small businesses? A: Yes. Although laws regulating trade may seem to regulate large corporations, even small businesses can violate them. The Sherman Act prohibits not only “monopolizing” large markets, but agreements...

Chiefly L&E: Winter Issue 2012

CHIEFLY L&E HLGR’s Quarterly Labor and Employment Law Bulletin (Winter 2012) This issue contains two articles addressing timely employment topics: employee/independent contractor misclassification; and record requirements for employer-provided cell phones. Summaries of some recent Oregon cases and a federal Ninth...