January 2012 Archives

Skateboarders win civil litigation against security guards

Skateboarders constantly test the legal limits by honing their craft in areas where it may not be allowed to skate, while security and other law enforcement work to bring it to a prompt end. Recently in Portland, Oregon, the skateboarders chalked up a victory in the form of successful civil litigation.

Resident sues property management over security deposits

A Vancouver-based properties company that manages an apartment community in Oregon is not playing by the rules, according to the Oregon tenant-landlord law. For this, a resident at that apartment complex has brought civil litigation against the company, and the lawsuit just recently gained class action status.

CLG Helps Tenant Win Six-Figure Moldly Rental Trial Verdict

Do you live in a rental property with mold growth that is affecting your health?  Are you an owner of a rental property facing moldy rental claims from tenants?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, obtaining knowledgeable counsel to assist you is very important as these claims can lead to extensive potential liability.  The attorneys at Chenoweth Law Group have the moldy rental and environmental litigation experience necessary to help you understand and assert your legal rights in these kinds of cases.

Residents argue over land use in Portland neighborhood

Residents of Southeast Portland are involved in land use litigation to challenge a decision made by the Portland City Council that would allow some particularly smelly forms of trash to sit at a transfer station in their Lents neighborhood.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Important Wetland Case

If you own property with wetlands, or are concerned about the development of property with wetlands, the attorneys at Chenoweth Law Group can help you understand your environmental litigation options under the Clean Water Act (CWA). These options may soon change, depending on how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Sackett v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, 622 F.3d 1139 (9th Cir. 2010) granting cert. in part, 131 S.Ct. 3092 (2011). The court heard oral arguments on January 9, 2012.

Homeowners sue over alleged construction defects

Alleged construction defects to a community of luxury townhouses in Lake Oswego, Oregon have negatively affected the structures, according to residents. The homeowners association for the Sunset Crossing community has recently filed a $5 million lawsuit against the developer that built the townhouses among other parties.

Enhanced Elder Abuse Protections in Oregon

If you or someone you love is a vulnerable elderly person and you or your loved one has suffered elder financial abuse or have been taken advantage of, our attorneys can help you pursue and understand your legal rights.  Importantly, a recent Oregon Court of Appeals decision, Cruze v. Hudler, 246 Or. App. 649, --- P.3d ---- (2011), expanded Oregon elder abuse protections. 

Oregon student sues college after rape on campus

A female student has introduced civil litigation against a community college for harm that befell her on the school's campus. The student is seeking $5 million from Southwestern Oregon Community College after a fellow student raped her on Oct. 22.

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