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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How to Protect Elderly Parents from Financial Abuse

It can come as a shock when your elderly mother calls to confess that she just purchased a $10,000 vacuum cleaner from the nice young man who came to her door. It takes just a few hours for her to realize that she has made …