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Civil Appeals Archives

Appeals court: Limited liability still effective for defendant

A court decision was recently appealed that involved a loan and a limited liability company. The appeal related to the plaintiffs' limited argument for liability protections under an LLC -- an argument that the appellate court did not agree with.

Protect your company from sexual harassment lawsuits and appeals

Over the last two months, we have discussed how an employee's claims of sexual harassment can affect your company. We covered tips on how to handle the complaints and provided tips on how to investigate claims and train management. Even in the best-handled of cases, there is a still a chance that you will find yourself in court trying to protect your business.

Employment disputes take time away from your business

We have discussed a variety of employment contracts on this blog. Many of those employment contracts serve to protect the employer from having trade secrets leaked to competitors. Those types of employment disagreements aren't the only ones that employers have to deal with.

What should I know about deadlines for Oregon civil appeals?

In our past few blog posts, we have discussed some common contracts that employers can use in an effort to keep their trade secrets from getting into the hands of competitors. If you recall, we have discussed how it is sometimes necessary to head to court to enforce those contracts. These civil cases might end up leading to an appeal if you don't agree with the court's decision. Understanding some of the basic points regarding appeals in Oregon is vital in those cases.

Personal injury cases sometimes require an appeal

In our previous blog, we discussed how victims who are injured during an accident have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. This process is handled through the civil court system. In some cases, a settlement is reached through negotiation. In other cases, a judge or jury decides how the case should be resolved. If a judge or jury decides your case, you have the right to appeal if it doesn't resolve the way you think it should.

Does the Supreme Court have to take your case?

You know that you have a right to a fair trial in any case, as all citizens of Oregon do. You also know that you have a right to appeal, and the appellate court then has to go over the decision to see if it was made in error. However, what if things go past that point? What if you want to appeal the appellate court's decision and take things all the way to the Supreme Court?

Contesting a will is difficult, but sometimes necessary

When a loved one passes away, family members who are left behind might end up looking for a will or an estate plan. While that is one way that people can leave instructions for their estate after they are gone, not all family members will always agree with the will. When family members don't agree with the will, they might decide to contest it.

What are common terms used in a civil appeal?

In the civil court system, there is a system that allows either the complainant or defendant to file an appeal if they don't agree with the outcome of the case. When either party files an appeal, it is vital for them to understand some basic terms that are associated with civil appeals.

Fight against Oregon construction lawsuit cases

Finding out that someone is alleging that you didn't do a good job on a building project is enough to make a contractor or builder stop cold in their tracks. When that happens, one of the first things you might decide to do is seek representation to defend your good name. There are several different types of construction disputes we can help you with.

Summary judgment in civil lawsuits

People in Oregon who are involved in a lawsuit may wonder what is meant by the term summary judgment. When a suit is initially filed, the plaintiff is filing a civil complaint, and through an attorney, he or she will assert various legal grounds and theories upon which his or her claims are based.

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