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Leo Soell Finally Feels Safe at Work

Johnson Johnson & Schaller Client Leo Seoll finally feels safe at work. The Oregonian reports, “The Gresham-Barlow School District has agreed to pay $60,000 and make sweeping changes across its nearly two dozen campuses after a transgender elementary school teacher complained of more than a …

Estate of man who dies in jail files suit against Lincoln County

Two weeks after he was booked on misdemeanor charges, Bradley Thomas died naked and alone in his jail cell in Lincoln County. When their mentally ill prisoner’s condition deteriorated, Sheriff’s deputies punished him instead of getting him the medical care he needed. His illness was …

Dr. Dannenhoffer Files Whistleblower Lawsuit in Federal Court

Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer filed a federal whistleblower complaint today that claims he was fired as CEO of Architrave Health LLC in Roseburg after he reported $10 million in illegal Medicare payments to Douglas County physicians. You can view a copy of the complaint “Dr. Dannenhoffer …

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 …

Congratulations to the Eugene Civic Alliance!

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, …

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. Art Johnson briefed and argued the case and spoke to the media about the decision on Thursday, December 18. For a sampling …

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 …

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 …