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Andrea Nagles won an important victory for the City of Eugene in its dispute with The Horsehead Tavern. The Horsehead Tavern garnered media attention when it appealed the City’s imposition of civil penalties for violating the ordinance limiting smoking to designated...

Go, Riherd, Amberg, and Steringer Present at the Oregon Academy of Audiology Fall Meeting

On September 29, 2008, HLGR presented the continuing education program for the Oregon Academy of Audiology’s Fall 2008 Meeting. Working with OAA’s leadership, HLGR developed a program that touched on legal issues of critical importance to audiologists and other professionals. Hwa...

Jim Mountain Inducted into the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

Jim Mountain, a shareholder in the Portland and Salem offices of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C., was inducted into the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers at an Induction Ceremony held at The Benson Hotel during the 2008 AAAL Fall Meeting....

Introductory E-Newsletter

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick has a new resource for closely held business owners on its website: E-Newsletters. An E-Newsletter is a bulletin or notice that will alert you to new laws, new trends in the law, and will provide explanations...

Conflict of Interest Must be Weighed in Denial of Benefits Claims

INSURANCE LAW ALERT Conflict of Interest Must be Weighed in Denial of Benefits Claims The US Supreme Court recently held that when the administrator of an ERISA employee benefit plan both determines whether an employee is eligible for benefits and...

Recent Developments in the Law Will Have Significant Impacts on Employers

EMPLOYMENT ALERT Recent Developments in the Law Will HaveSignificant Impacts on Employers Medical Marijuana, Drug Testing, Genetic Testing, Discrimination and E-Verification of Employment Eligibility I. Accommodation of Medical Marijuana Use by Disabled Employees In Emerald Steel Fabricators, Inc. v. BOLI,...

New Federal Law Prohibits Discrimination by Employers Based on Genetic Information

BUSINESS ALERT New Federal Law Prohibits Discrimination by Employers Based on Genetic Information The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA” or “the Act”) was signed into law by President Bush on May 21, 2008. GINA arose out of concerns that advances...