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WW Obtains Draft Police Contract: What Cops Might Trade for a 2-Percent Raise




WW has obtained a working draft of the contract the Portland police union is negotiating with the city.

The draft, received from a source inside the union, may come as a shock to many of the Portland Police Association's 900 members. In return for making major concessions in a new contract on controversial items such as comp time, police oversight and drug testing fo...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Going After the Lawyers for Allegedly Aiding Elder Abuse (Updated)




Two Portland lawyers are being sued for elder abuse and negligence after allegedly helping two women steal from an ailing relative in her 80s.

According to the suit filed Dec. 17 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, lawyers Stacy Fletcher and James Dodge were hired in 2008 to prepare a power of attorney for Evelyn Roth, who was 81 at the time and had recently been diag...   More
 
Monday, December 20, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Ward Weaver’s Daughter Acquitted in Alleged Security-Guard Attack


 Mallori Weaver, daughter of convicted double-murderer Ward Weaver, was acquitted this week in Multnomah County Circuit Court on charges that arose from an alleged attack on a hospital security guard.A six-person jury on Wednesday found Weaver, who is 21, not guilty of attempted assault, disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing and harassment. Without a prior criminal record, Weaver woul...   More
 
Friday, December 17, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Ward Weaver's Daughter Acquitted in Alleged Security-Guard Attack




Mallori Weaver, daughter of convicted double-murderer Ward Weaver, was acquitted this week in Multnomah County Circuit Court on charges that arose from an alleged attack on a hospital security guard.

A six-person jury on Wednesday found Weaver, who is 21, not guilty of attempted assault, disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing and harassment. Without a prior crimina...   More
 
Friday, December 17, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Watch the Video: DeFazio on Tax Compromise, 'This is a Trap!'




With the U.S. House of Representatives set to vote today on President Obama's compromise with Republicans over extending the Bush tax cuts for the rich, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) continues    More
 
Thursday, December 16, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Investigator Recommends Prosecuting Lawyer for Alleged Bar Violations (Updated)


  After spending more than two years probing the case, an investigator has recommended the Oregon State Bar prosecute a prominent criminal-defense lawyer on seven alleged violations of prof...   More
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Investigator Recommends Prosecuting Lawyer for Alleged Bar Violations (Updated)




After spending more than two years probing the case, an investigator has recommended the Oregon State Bar prosecute a prominent criminal-defense lawyer on seven alleged violations of profession...   More
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Cablegate

Thoughts on Wikileaks? These Oregonians have a few.


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The roiling crapstorm over the release by Wikileaks.org of classified State Department cables ratchets up another notch this week with the House Judiciary Committee convening to discuss legal strategi ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

High-Profile Law Firm Sues Homer Williams Over Alleged Unpaid Bills (Updated With Williams Comment)




Prominent Portland real-estate developer Homer Williams is being sued by one of the city's premier financial-litigation firms for $16,977 in alleged unpaid legal bills.

A lawsuit filed last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court by the law firm Greene & Markley says Williams has failed to pay a bill sent out...   More
 
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Wife Gets Wrong Fuel; Husband Sues Gas Station


  A man whose wife was given the wrong type of fuel at a Chevron station in east Multnomah County is suing the station’s owner for allegedly ruining his fuel injectors. In a lawsuit filed Dec. 8 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Tom Young claims his wife drove his 2003 Ford E-350 Econoline van to the Chevron station at 17411 SE Powell Blvd. on Sept. 11, 2010. The s...   More
 
Monday, December 13, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN
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