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Medical Bill Write-Offs

“OADC amicus brief in Cohens v. McGee“ – For many years, trial courts in Oregon have wrestled with the question of whether an injured plaintiff can collect damages for amounts that a health care provider initially charges for treatment, but which are...

Domestic Partnership Law Placed on Hold by Lawsuit

EMPLOYMENT ALERT DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP LAW PLACED ON HOLD BY LAWSUIT House Bill 2007 (HB 2007) was passed by the Oregon Legislature during the 2007 legislative session. The legislation would grant same-sex domestic partners rights, benefits and duties that are similar...

Multnomah County Circuit Court: Port of Portland v. OCEH

The Multnomah County Circuit Court today granted a summary judgment motion filed by Harrang Long on behalf of the Port of Portland in a case involving application of the attorney-client privilege to public records. The court determined that a joint defense agreement...

Seven HLGR Attorneys Named in 2007 Super Lawyers® List

We are proud to announce that Bill Gary, Glenn Klein, Susan Marmaduke, Frank Moscato, Jim Mountain, Sharon Rudnick and Mark Wada have been selected as Super Lawyers® in Oregon Super Lawyers® magazine. The Super Lawyers® selection process is a combination of balloting, blue ribbon panel review and independent research. For...

Oregon Court of Appeals: Portland Development Commission v. State of Oregon

The Oregon Court of Appeals today affirmed Harrang Long’s successful defense of the Portland Development Commission (PDC) against a claim by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) in which BOLI tried to apply the Prevailing Wage Law...

Federal Court Grants City of Eugene’s Motion to Dismiss MCI’s Challenge to City’s Telecommunications Fees

The fees are taxes under the Tax Injunction Act and cannot be challenged in federal court. Click here to read the decision.

Minimum Wage Will be $7.95 as of January 1, 2008

EMPLOYMENT ALERT MINIMUM WAGE WILL BE $7.95 AS OF JANUARY 1, 2008 Oregon’s minimum wage will be increased to $7.95 per hour, an increase of $.15, effective January 1, 2008. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries established the new...

Best Lawyers in America©

HLGR is pleased to announce that Bill Gary, Glenn Klein, Jerry Lidz, Frank Moscato and Jim Mountain have been named in several categories again this year in The Best Lawyers® in America 2007 – 2008. Bill is listed in the...

News for Oregon Employers from the 2007 Legislative Session

EMPLOYMENT ALERT News for Oregon Employers from the 2007 Legislative Session Oregon’s 2007 Legislative Session was eventful and evidenced different priorities than in years past. Now that the session is over, it is time to learn about the new requirements....

City of Eugene Prevails – Eugene Developer Loses In Court

From The Register-Guard (Randi Bjornstad) Eugene businessman John Hammer took another blow from the courts last week when a Lane County judge reversed her earlier decision and said that a suit he filed against the city of Eugene for allegedly...

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