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LCC Instructor Files Lawsuit for Harassment

Nadia Raza, a long-time tenured faculty member and award-winning teacher at Lane Community College, filed a lawsuit against LCC today because of its failure to respond effectively to a student who harassed and threatened her, forcing her to teach exclusively off campus. Her complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene.  A copy of the filed complaint is available here: Complaint.

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FDA: Guidewires for Rotablator Atherectomy Catheter Recalled

Boston Scientific is voluntarily recalling two core wires for its Rotablator Rotational Atherectomy System, according to an alert from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The manufacturer started recalling the guidewires back in October because of the possibility of cracking and separation that could lead to tamponade, MI and/or fragment migration. In fact, there have been three adverse events reported from these occurrences, including one death after a patient underwent an intervention to remove the damaged wire. For more information about this device, please call us at 1-541-484-2434.  

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Airbag Recall Widens to 34 Million Cars as Takata Admits Defects

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“For more than a decade, the Japanese company Takata, one of the largest suppliers of airbags, denied that its products were defective even as motorists were killed by exploding airbags and automakers around the world recalled millions of cars equipped with its products.” Read the full story here.

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Congratulations to the Eugene Civic Alliance!

The Eugene Civic Alliance standing in front of Civic Stadium

Nice article about community collaboration and the development of the Civic Stadium property into a resource for the entire community. Congratulations to Art and Derek Johnson and all the other organizations and volunteers that made this happen. “Civic Lesson in Eugene,” Register Guard, April 5, 2015.

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Ski Area Waiver Unconscionable

Newspapers and TV stations throughout the state featured articles about the Oregon Supreme Court’s decision in Myles Bagley v. Mt. Bachelor on Thursday. Kathryn Clarke and Art Johnson briefed the case and Ms. Clarke argued the case to the Supreme Court. They spoke to the media about the decision on Thursday, December 18. For a sampling of the articles, click the links below. Oregonian  – Broad Liability Waivers Unconscionable Lawsuit Against Mt. Bachelor to Proceed Suit Against Bachelor Can Proceed

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Oregon Supreme Court Issues Landmark Consumer Safety Decision

In a landmark decision for consumer safety, the Oregon Supreme Court decided today that ski areas cannot escape responsibility for their own negligence when their wrongful conduct harms skiers.  Our client, eighteen year old Myles Bagley, was seriously injured while snowboarding over a jump at Mt. Bachelor. He filed an action and alleged that the jump was defective, but the ski area claimed that because he signed a release, they were not responsible for his injuries. The trial court upheld the release, as did the Court of Appeals. Relying on well established common law principles, in Bagley v. Mt. Bachelor, Inc., the Supreme Court held that the release was unconscionable and against public policy. The court stated, “It is axiomatic that public policy favors the deterrence of negligent conduct. * * * Skiers and snowboarders have important legal inducements to exercise reasonable care for […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Oregon Ban on Same Sex Marriage

May 19, 2014 — Today, U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane ruled that Oregon’s exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional—paving the way for couples to begin marrying immediately.  Jennifer Middleton (Johnson, Johnson & Schaller, PC), argued the ban was unconstitutional on behalf of two couples—Paul Rummell and Ben West, and Chris Tanner and Lisa Chickadonz—and Basic Rights Education Fund. For more information about the case, see http://www.aclu-or.org/RummellWest_v_Kitzhaber.

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Johnson Johnson & Schaller Welcomes New Attorney Meredith Holley

Johnson Johnson & Schaller, PC, is pleased to welcome our newest attorney, Meredith Holley, to our litigation team. Before joining us, Meredith clerked for Judge Ilisa Rooke-Ley and Judge Suzanne Chanti at Lane County Circuit Court. An Oregon native, Meredith graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2012, where she was a Child Advocacy Project Fellow, Frohnmayer Scholar, Janssen Scholar, constitutional law tutor, and Executive Editor of the Oregon Law Review. Meredith is passionate about helping people live their best lives, including advocating for justice for survivors of discrimination, personal injury, medical negligence, and product defects. Outside of work, Meredith enjoys hiking; reading and critiquing trashy novels; and drinking Oregon wine, beer, and cider.

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Oso Landslide Under Investigation

Johnson Johnson & Schaller has teamed with Washington attorney Corrie Yackulic to represent families injured and killed in the OSO landslide in Washington. Dozens of people lost their lives, and families have been devastated, by the terrible mudslide in March. The Johnson Johnson & Schaller law firm also represented several families devastated when landslides killed 5 people and injured others in Douglas County in 1996. If you have information that you feel is pertinent, or if you have lost a family member in the Oso landslide, call us at 1-800-783-2434. We care, and we can help.

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Johnson Johnson & Schaller Welcomes Back Attorney Marilyn Heiken

Johnson Johnson & Schaller, PC is pleased to welcome attorney Marilyn Heiken back to our litigation team. Raised in southern Oregon, Marilyn is a 1992 graduate of the University of  Oregon School of Law. Marilyn has devoted her career to helping people obtain justice. She enjoys working with all kinds of people, and has a 20 year track record of success handling a variety of cases involving personal injury, medical negligence, automobile accidents, and products liability. Outside of work, Marilyn is a watercolor painter, metalsmith, and frequent hiker with her family and two dogs.

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