Developments in Appellate Law & Litigation

Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Right-of-Way Fees on Broadband Internet Services

On May 26, 2016, the Oregon Supreme Court affirmed the right of the City of Eugene to charge a license fee for using the City’s public rights-of-way to provide broadband internet services. City of Eugene v. Comcast of Oregon II, Inc., 359...

When Stranahan Doesn’t Get You Where You Need to Go – Advocating for New Approaches to Interpreting the Oregon Constitution

by Bob Steringer and Brett Applegate HLGR attorneys, Bob Steringer and Brett Applegate, recently published an article in the Summer 2014 issue of the Oregon State Bar’s Oregon Constitutional Law Newsletter. The article, “When Stranahan Doesn’t Get You Where You Need to Go –...

Q&A: Recovering Attorney Fees When Filing a Lawsuit

by Andrea Coit Q:  My neighbor agreed to pay for half of our new shared fence, but now he will not pay. He owes me $1,000. If I have to sue him, can I recover my attorney fees? A:  Yes,...

Q&A: Litigation Hold Plans

by Jeff Matthews Q: What is a “litigation hold plan”? A: It is a comprehensive, pre-arranged plan to preserve records for use in prosecuting, or defending against, claims or lawsuits. Nowadays, records primarily reside as electronically stored information (“ESI”). ESI...

What Should the Court Do With a Decision it Shouldn’t Have Been Able to Make?

Aaron Landau’s article, “State v. Hemenway: What Should the Court Do With a Decision it Shouldn’t Have Been Able to Make?” appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of The Oregon Constitutional Law Newsletter, published by the Oregon State Bar. “An...

District of Oregon Takes Steps to Control the Cost of Litigation

This article, authored by HLGR’s Susan Marmaduke, appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of SideBar published by the Federal Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association. District of Oregon Takes Steps to Control the Cost of Litigation Hon. Ann Aiken,...

Oregonians Pay Price for Deeply Flawed PERS

William Gary’s (an attorney & shareholder) opinion piece to the Eugene Register-Guard.  

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