Oregon Court of Appeals Affirms Hart Wagner Trial Win
On July 31, 2019, the Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed the defense jury verdict and multiple pretrial rulings in Sanford v. Hampton Resources, Inc. and Risseeuw Logging, Inc., 298 Or. App. 558 (2019). Plaintiff claimed traumatic brain injury and other damages stemming from a logging accident. The court’s 24 page opinion separately affirmed summary judgment rulings…
Troy Bundy and Donna Lee Obtain Defense Verdict In Medical Malpractice Case
After a five-day jury trial in Multnomah County, attorney Troy Bundy obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case alleging negligence during an emergency appendectomy. Attorney Donna Lee assisted Troy and his team as second chair in the trial. The plaintiff alleged his general surgeon was negligent in perforating his bladder during the procedure.…
Attorney Karen O’Kasey Obtains Defense Verdict in Employment Discrimination Trial
After a four-day trial, Karen O’Kasey won an employment discrimination case in the District Court of Oregon, Pendleton Division. The plaintiff’s state claims included alleged discrimination because of disability, and because she filed a workers’ compensation claim. She also brought state-law claims, alleging failure to accommodate, and failure to reinstate or re-employ after she was…
Attorney Matt Kalmanson Wins in the Ninth Circuit Court
Partner Matt Kalmanson recently won an appeal in the Ninth Circuit for a Hart Wagner client, the City of Eugene. Matt convinced the Ninth Circuit to reverse a ruling of the lower court that would have allowed certain constitutional claims to proceed. As a result of the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, the claims against our client…
Attorney Matt Kalmanson Wins Three Times in Oregon Court of Appeals
Appellate attorney Matt Kalmanson recently procured three victories for Hart Wagner clients in the Oregon Court of Appeals. In March, Matt convinced the Oregon Court of Appeals to dismiss an appeal filed by an individual against a Hart Wagner client. On April 10th, Matt won again in the Court of Appeals, in a case of…
Attorney Janet Schroer Attends Oral Argument in the United States Supreme Court
Janet Schroer was second chair in an argument before the United States Supreme Court on April 24th, in Taggert v Lorenzen. The case was on review from a favorable decision in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals where Janet briefed and argued the case. A decision is expected by June.
Trial Attorney Gordy Welborn Obtains Defense Verdict Following Lengthy Medical Malpractice Trial
After a seven-day trial Gordy Welborn received a defense verdict in Coos County. The plaintiff was seeking approximately $525,000 in economic and $1,200,000 in non-economic damages. Congratulations to Gordy and the HW trial team.
Attorney Mitchell Howell Prevails On Motions Regarding Product Liability Claim
Mitchell Howell secured dismissal with prejudice of plaintiff’s $500,000 strict product liability claim after successfully arguing his motion for summary judgment and opposing plaintiff’s motion to strike. After hearing both motions, the Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge determined that plaintiff’s motion to strike was untimely and that plaintiff had failed to bring his claim within…
Trial Attorney Karen O’Kasey Obtains Defense Verdict In Medical Malpractice Case
After a four-day trial Karen O’Kasey has won a medical negligence case in Clark County Superior Court. The plaintiff was seeking approximately $500,000.00 in non-economic and $1,500,000.00 in economic damages. Congratulations to Karen O’Kasey and her trial team at Hart Wagner.
Oregon Medical Board Closes Case Without Discipline
An Oregon electrophysiologist was exonerated by the Oregon Medical Board, who concluded discipline was not supported in a matter involving the unexpected death of a patient who had undergone a cardiac ablation procedure three weeks earlier. Attorney Troy Bundy successfully defended the matter to its conclusion.