G.M. Ignition Defect Tied to 13 Deaths

A New York Times investigation into NHTSA practices has revealed a deadly defect in General Motors vehicles that G.M. has brushed aside for over a decade. The defect, which causes vehicles to suddenly turn off while being driven, has caused at least 13 deaths and …

Veteran Dies in the Course of VA Medical Treatment

Doug Schaller represents the Estate of Ray Velez in a claim against the Veterans Administration for negligent medical care. Raymond Velez went in to the Roseburg VA Medical Center last June for a routine hernia operation. He died late that night, after being transported 70 …

Actos Verdict: Jury Awards $9 Billion in Punitive Damages

A jury ordered Takeda Pharmaceuticals to pay $6 billion in punitive damages and Eli Lilly to pay $3 billion in a case claiming that the companies concealed evidence that Actos caused bladder cancer. The jury also awarded $1.475 million to compensate the plaintiff and his …

Oral Argument on Oregon’s Gay Marriage Ban on April 23

On Wednesday, April 23, at 1:30, Judge Michael McShane will hear oral arguments in Rummell v. Kitzhaber. Jennifer Middleton of Johnson Johnson & Schaller will argue on behalf of the Plaintiffs that Oregon’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional. For more information on this …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Federal Judge Strikes Down Oregon Ban on Same Sex Marriage

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 …

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 …