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Retired Stoll Berne founding attorney, Robert Stoll, recently published an article in the Portland Business Journal. The October 27, 2017 article, “How Congressional Republicans Dismantled Consumer Protections in One Fell Swoop,” can be read by clicking here.
Robert Shlachter and Tim DeJong’s article, “Recent Oregon decisions address the issue of sequencing discovery in trade secrets cases: Is the plaintiff entitled to discovery from defendant before plaintiff identities its own trade secrets with particularity?” is now available in The Spring 2016 Litigation Journal.
In this Oregon State Bar Bulletin column, Gary Berne discusses the recent case Crimson Trace Corp. v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 335 Or 476 (May 30, 2014) and its impact on whether clients have a right to know about discussions within a law firm when lawyers are discussing whether they have committed malpractice.
“A strict interpretation of the Oregon mediation statutes and evidence code trumps ethical considerations and gives protection to lawyers who have been sued for malpractice. That is the message from two recent Oregon appellate decisions on mediation confidentiality and attorney-client privilege. But the flip side is that the courts may have opened up a Pandora’s …