Jeffrey Eberhard
Managing Partner
Expertise Overview

With a career spanning over 30 years, successfully representing a wide range of clients in complex and high profile cases, Managing Partner Jeff Eberhard is a recognizable and reputable force within the industry.

Jeff’s practice focuses on civil litigation throughout Oregon and Washington with an emphasis on the defense of complex liability claims, most notably, in dram shop/liquor liability. By successfully defending hundreds of cases, Jeff’s expert knowledge of Oregon’s Dram Shop Act, and how to defend against it, is unparalleled.

Relevant Cases

In Deckard v. Bunch – the most significant liquor liability case decided in the last 20 years – the Oregon Supreme Court cited extensively to Jeff’s amicus curiae brief, which detailed more than 35 years of legislative history of Oregon’s Dram Shop Act. The court ultimately adopted Jeff’s position that the legislature intended the Dram Shop Act to shield commercial alcohol providers from liability, thus rejecting the position of the entire plaintiffs’ bar (and the court of appeals) that the Dram Shop Act had created a new, plaintiff-friendly “statutory liability” claim, and bringing much-needed clarity to this area of law.

In two subsequent, unrelated cases – Mason v. BCK Corporation and Balzer v. Moore – Jeff was able to secure summary judgment on all claims against his clients under the complicity doctrine of the Dram Shop Act. In each case, the plaintiff suffered catastrophic injuries after leaving a tavern as a passenger in another patron’s vehicle. In both cases, the court ruled in Jeff’s client’s favor, finding that as a matter of law the plaintiff could not recover when he had substantially contributed to that driver’s intoxication – not by buying alcohol, but instead by drinking with the driver at the tavern. The plaintiff in each case has appealed to the Oregon Court of Appeals, where Jeff continues to represent his clients.

In Shields v. Enterprise Leasing Company, Jeff established new law in that a self-insured rental car company does have to provide liability insurance to a renter. The court ultimately held in Shields that the Financial Responsibility Act did not require a self-insured rental car company to provide minimum third-party liability coverage. The trial court also properly dismissed the Bad Faith and Consumer Protection Act claims.

Education

George Washington University, M.P.S., Law Firm Management, 2010
Willamette University College of Law, Certificate in Dispute Resolution, J.D., 1987
University of Oregon, B.S., Finance and Political Science, 1984

Professional Certification & Accolades

Member, Oregon State Bar Association
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Oregon Super Lawyer - 2006 - 2020
Top 50 Oregon Super Lawyer - 2013, 2015
Best Lawyers in America - 2011 - 2021
NITA Master Advocate
Past Board Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Member, Council on Litigation Management
Admitted, United States District Court for the District of Oregon
Admitted, United States District Court for the District of Western Washington
Black Belt Trial Advocacy Training Program

Practice Areas
  • Practice Area
    • Commercial Liability Defense
    • Negligence
    • Trucking & Transportation
    • Products Liability
    • Slip and Fall
    • Timber Trespass
    • Tenant Landlord
    • Premises Liability
    • Jobsite Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper
    • Personal Lines
    • First & Third Party / SIU
    • Professional Lines (EPL,D&O,E&O)
    • Construction & Development
Bar Admissions
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Success Story General Litigation ORS 20.080 Attorney Fee Personal Lines When to Fight Back with a Counterclaim Thursday November 19, 2020 By: Jeff Eberhard
Success Story Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Road Rage Rebuttal Thursday June 18, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
on-demand
Webinar Bad Faith Commercial Liability Defense Jobsite Injury Negligence Premises Liability COVID-19 in Review: How Emerging Lawsuits Will Impact Future Litigation Friday July 2, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard, Justin Wickizer
Legal Alert Jobsite Injury Premises Liability Slip and Fall Premises Liability: The Impact of the “Going or Coming” Rule on Tort Liability Wednesday May 19, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Dog Bite Premises Liability Tenant Landlord Pit Bull Attack: Is Landlord Liable for Dog Bite on Leased Property? Monday May 10, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert General Litigation Don’t Have the Evidence? What Happens if You Pretend To? Monday March 22, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert General Litigation ORS 20.080 Attorney Fee Oregon Supreme Court Limits the Impact of an Offer to Allow Judgment Thursday February 11, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert General Litigation “Cancel Culture” – Not in Oregon! At Least When it Comes to Insurance Policies: Two Insurance Companies Fined Wednesday December 16, 2020 By: Jeff Eberhard
Liquor Liability
on-demand
Webinar Commercial Liability Defense Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper ORS 20.080 Attorney Fee Timber Trespass Oregon Commercial Lines – Year in Review Thursday November 19, 2020 By: Jeff Eberhard, Bill Taaffe
Legal Alert Tenant Landlord Misrepresentations During the Rental Application Process Do Not Preclude a Tenant from Rights and Remedies Under the ORLTA Friday November 6, 2020 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense General Litigation Personal Lines New Life Given to Offers to Allow Judgment Tuesday October 13, 2020 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development First & Third Party / SIU General Litigation Personal Lines Professional Lines (EPL,D&O,E&O) Oregon Supreme Court Issues Final Determination – Oregon’s $500,000 Noneconomic Damages Cap is Gone, at Least for Those Not Gone. Monday August 17, 2020 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development General Litigation Personal Lines Professional Lines (EPL,D&O,E&O) Oregon Extends Statutory Limitations Period on Most Civil Claims Due to COVID-19 Thursday July 16, 2020 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense General Litigation Personal Lines PIP UM/UIM Oregon Court of Appeals Determines That PIP/Health Insurance Reimbursement Statutes Apply to a Company That Contracted to Serve as a Third-Party Administrato... Thursday July 16, 2020 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Professional Lines (EPL,D&O,E&O) Oregon Court of Appeals Examines “Employee Dishonesty” and “Prior Insurance” Clauses in a Claim Arising from an 8-Year, $800,000+ Embezzlement by Claimant’s ... Wednesday February 19, 2020 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Oregon Case Law Update: Disturbing Court of Appeals Decision Reversed – Oregon Supreme Court Reaffirms That Restaurants and Taverns Do Have Immunity Fo... Thursday April 4, 2019 By: Jeff Eberhard
on-demand
Webinar Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Slip and Fall Liability Waivers – Should We Wave Goodbye? Thursday January 31, 2019 By: Jeff Eberhard
Jeff Eberhard Balzer v. The Roundup Pub Legal Alert Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Oregon Case Law Update: Court of Appeals Confirms Stance on Complicity Doctrine in Case Involving a Passenger Injured by Intoxicated Driver Thursday August 30, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Liquor Liability Legal Alert Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Oregon Case Law Update: Court of Appeals Provides Insight on the Complicity Doctrine in Liquor Liability Suits Thursday August 9, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Noneconomic Damages Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Law Update: Court of Appeals Reaffirms Position on Noneconomic Damages Thursday July 26, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Tort Cap Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Negligence Oregon Appellate Update: Oregon Supreme Court Grants Review in Two Important Cases -Tort Cap and Dram Shop Thursday May 24, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Third Party Complaint Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Negligence Oregon Case Law Update: Patron Not Prohibited from Filing Third Party Complaint Against Alcohol Provider Wednesday April 18, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Law Update: $500,000 Non-Economic Damages Cap; the Slippery Slope Just Got Slippier Thursday February 8, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
on-demand
Webinar Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development First & Third Party / SIU General Litigation Professional Lines (EPL,D&O,E&O) Recent Landmark Decisions on the Noneconomic Damages Cap in Oregon Thursday January 11, 2018 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Law Update: Plaintiff Who Voluntarily Consumed Alcohol May Sue Social Host. The Effect On Business Unclear Thursday November 30, 2017 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Court of Appeals Takes a Swipe at the Statutory Cap on Non-Economic Damages Thursday November 16, 2017 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Personal Lines Oregon Law Update: Oregon’s $500,000 Noneconomic Damages Cap Remains Untouched by Legislation Thursday July 20, 2017 By: Jeff Eberhard
on-demand
Webinar Commercial Liability Defense 2016 – A Year In Review, Oregon and Washington Commercial Lines Wednesday February 15, 2017 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Negligence Premises Liability Wrongful Death Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Expands Liability for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Thursday January 19, 2017 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: No Immunity Under Public Use of Lands Act if Land is Already Available for Public Use Wednesday November 30, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Negligence Premises Liability Wrongful Death Oregon Case Law Update: When Does a Business have a Duty to Protect Patrons from Violence? Tuesday September 13, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
on-demand
Webinar Commercial Liability Defense Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Straight Up Truth – Liquor Liability and Litigation Strategies in Oregon Friday September 9, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Jobsite Injury Products Liability Oregon Case Law Update: High-Low Settlement Agreements Do Not Necessarily Resolve Dispute Tuesday August 2, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Products Liability Oregon Case Law Update: Products Liability: When Can a Manufacturer be Liable for Another Manufacturer’s Parts? Wednesday July 13, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Jobsite Injury Oregon Case Update: Worker Can Sue if Employer Deliberately Causes Injury Thursday June 23, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: The Return of the Tort Cap! Part Two: The Application of the Remedy Clause Friday June 17, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Professional Lines (EPL,D&O,E&O) Oregon Case Update: The Return of the Tort Cap! Oregon’s Supreme Court Reverses Two Prior Decisions in New Landmark Case Thursday June 9, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Oregon Case Update: Social Host Liquor Liability: Dram Shop Limitations Apply to Party Host Thursday May 12, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert OR Case Update: Google Reviews, Angie’s List and Yelp, Oh My! Are Consumer Reviews Protected by the First Amendment? Thursday April 14, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper OR Case Update: Oregon Supreme Court: Dram Shop Statute Intended to Limit – Not Expand – Liability Thursday March 24, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense OR Case Update: Google Reviews, Angie’s List and Yelp, Oh My! Are Consumer Reviews Protected by the First Amendment? Thursday March 17, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Premises Liability OR Case Update: Licensee or Trespasser? Deciphering a Landowner’s Consent to Entry Thursday February 11, 2016 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines OR Case Update: Alcohol and Violence: Is Saying “That’s Just the Alcohol Talking” Enough to Prevail? Thursday December 3, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines OR Case Update: No Prior Incident Required: Civil Liability for Criminal Acts of Third Parties (Part II) Thursday November 12, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines OR Case Update: No Prior Incident Required: Civil Liability for Criminal Acts of Third Parties (Part I) Thursday November 5, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Slip and Fall OR Case Update: Slips and Falls: Is a Wet Spot Alone Enough to Prove Liability? Thursday September 10, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines OR Case Update: Another Ski Resort Release Invalidated as it is Against Public Policy Thursday August 27, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines OR Case Update: Does an insurance agent’s statement to the insured about the kind of coverage being provided bind the insurance company? Thursday August 20, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines OR Case Update: Punitive Damages: Can Plaintiff’s Attorneys Find a “Work Around”? Thursday August 6, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines OR Case Update: Low Impact Accidents: Can Biomechanical Engineers Testify? Thursday July 30, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines OR Case Update: Extra! Extra! Anti-SLAPP Law Kicks Out Lawsuit of Man Broadcasted Without Consent Thursday July 9, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines OR Case Update: Do Businesses Owe a Duty to Protect Patrons from Random Criminal Violence? Wednesday July 1, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines OR Case Update: Self-Insured? Be Sure to Cross Your T’s and Dot Your I’s and for UIM Endorsement Thursday June 25, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Personal Lines OR Case Update: Water, Water Every Where, but No Nuisance or Trespass Wednesday May 27, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Not Paying Attention? No Problem! Part II Wednesday April 29, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Oregon Case Update: “That’s Not What I Wanted” – Limiting Arbitrator Authority Thursday April 16, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development First & Third Party / SIU Oregon Case Update: Court Refuses to Reform Policy to Allow Recovery of $18 Million Verdict Thursday April 9, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Here We Go Again – Court Allows Fourth Retrial Wednesday March 11, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: The “Same 9” Rule: It’s Not the Same Any Longer Wednesday February 11, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: MVA Claims for Liquor Liability May Not Require Foreseeability Friday January 23, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Limits Placed on Pre-incident Releases Thursday January 15, 2015 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Sink Your Teeth Into This: Oregon Court Allows Lay Testimony on Medical Causation Wednesday December 17, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU General Litigation Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Attorney-Client Privilege Recognized for Attorneys Who Try to do Right Thursday December 11, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development Oregon Case Update: Side Deals with Plaintiff – Sideways with Co-Defendant; Off-sides or Just Good Defense? Friday November 21, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: It’s Medieval: Determining Applicability of Oregon Law’s Cap on Noneconomic Damages Friday November 14, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert First & Third Party / SIU Oregon Case Update: Insurer’s Ability to Avoid Payment of Insured’s Attorney Fees Under ORS 742.061(1) Wednesday October 29, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say: Interpreting Insurance Policy Time Limitations for Recovering Reconstruction Costs Tuesday October 21, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: The Insurer vs. the Insured: Subrogation and the “Real Party in Interest” Rule Thursday September 25, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Think Twice About Having a Party: Does BYOB Limit Liability? Friday September 19, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert First & Third Party / SIU Oregon Case Update: Unilateral Modifications to Performance Obligations under an Insurance Policy Thursday August 28, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: The Fine Art of an Offer of Judgment Wednesday August 6, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Time to Avoid Attorney Fees Thursday July 31, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: 126.725 Settlement Agreement on Behalf of Minor; Payment or Deposit; Disbursement; Liability Thursday July 17, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: “Temperi Omnia Est.” Or In Other Words, “Timing Is Everything.” Thursday July 17, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development Oregon Case Update: 20.080 Attorney Fees for Certain Small Tort Claims Wednesday July 16, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: The Basics of Advance Payments Wednesday July 16, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: 742.061 Recovery of Attorney Fees in Action on Policy or Contractor’s Bond Wednesday July 16, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: 12.155 Effect of Notice of Advance Payment on Running of Period of Limitation Wednesday July 16, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: When Plaintiff’s Can’t Cry Constitutional Foul (Even If They Want To) Tuesday July 15, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Confidential Agreement Stays Confidential in Later Legal Malpractice Suit Wednesday July 2, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Confidential Agreement Stays Confidential in Later Legal Malpractice Suit Wednesday July 2, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Liquor Liability: The Great Debate about Alcohol and Violence Friday June 20, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Liquor Liability: The Great Debate about Alcohol and Violence Friday June 20, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Respondeat Superior: Does it Require Reasonable Foreseeablility? No… Thursday June 12, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Respondeat Superior: Does it Require Reasonable Foreseeablility? No… Thursday June 12, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Plaintiff’s Feet Held to the Fire in a Settlement Agreement Despite Ignorance of a Medicare Lien Wednesday June 4, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Plaintiff's Feet Held to the Fire in a Settlement Agreement Despite Ignorance of a Medicare Lien Wednesday June 4, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Oregon Court Clarifies Meaning of “Voluntarily” in Liquor Liability Statute Thursday May 29, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense General Litigation Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Can You Defeat a Summary Judgment Without Disclosing Your Expert? Thursday May 15, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense General Litigation Oregon Case Update: Can You Defeat a Summary Judgment Without Disclosing Your Expert? Thursday May 15, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Products Liability Oregon Case Update: Federal Court Upholds Low Bar Regarding Admissibility of Expert Testimony Wednesday May 7, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Federal Court Upholds Low Bar Regarding Admissibility of Expert Testimony Wednesday May 7, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Examination Under Oath may be a Requirement for Insured to File Suit Wednesday April 30, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Property Loss Oregon Case Update: Examination Under Oath may be a Requirement for Insured to File Suit Wednesday April 30, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: “Athletic Participant” Exclusion Interpreted Narrowly Wednesday April 16, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: “Athletic Participant” Exclusion Interpreted Narrowly Wednesday April 16, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Insured is Limited to Recovering Contractual Damages from an Insurer Wednesday April 9, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Insured is Limited to Recovering Contractual Damages from an Insurer Wednesday April 9, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Anti-Assignment Clause in Policy Prevents Insured from Assigning Rights to Third Party Thursday March 13, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert First & Third Party / SIU Oregon Case Update: Discovery Rule Read Into Statutes That “Accrue” Thursday February 20, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Facing A ‘SLAPP’ Lawsuit? You Have Recourse Wednesday February 12, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Mistake on Policy Limits Offer Did Not Bind Insurer to Settlement Agreement Thursday January 30, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Clarity Through Murky Waters: The Duty to Defend and Indemnify Insureds for Environmental Remediation Expenses Above Policy Limits Friday January 10, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Plaintiff Comparatively Negligent? Violate a Statute? Noneconomic Damages Cap of $500,000 May Apply Wednesday January 8, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Part III: Plaintiff Comparatively Negligent? Violate a Statute? Noneconomic Damages Cap May Apply Wednesday January 8, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Tort Cap May Apply if a Person is Negligent Wednesday December 18, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Oregon Case Update: Attorney Fees Are Mandatory Under ORS.742.061, But May Be Reduced if the Insurer Acts Reasonably Thursday November 21, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Oregon Case Update: Part I – Factors That Can Slash Down an Award of Attorney’s Fees Thursday November 14, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: ORCP 47 E Affidavits: Defendants Have a Way to Beat the Unbeatable Thursday November 7, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Enjoy Snow Sports? Releases Force Participants to do so at Their Own Risk Wednesday October 30, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: “Proof of Loss” in UIM Cases: The Oregon Supreme Court Provides Clarity on a Hairy Issue Wednesday October 16, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Med-Mal Claim for Injuries to a Child? The Sky is the Limit on Noneconomic Damages Tuesday October 15, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Udpate: Paying Attorney’s Fees? Object Specifically or Lose Again on Appeal Wednesday October 2, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Washington Case Update: When Agents Go Awry, Insurers May Be Liable Wednesday September 25, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: EPA Letters May Constitute “Suits” and Trigger an Insurer’s Duty to Defend Wednesday September 25, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Suing When You Shouldn’t? Can Be Costly and Tough to Prove Monday September 16, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Omitting Specific Damages In a Complaint May Cost Plaintiffs Later Thursday August 29, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Failure to Appear? No Judgment Unless Rules Are Followed Thursday August 15, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: SB 414 Signed Into Law, Allows State to Bring Claims on Behalf of Policyholders Thursday July 25, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: No Contribution From Third Party Whose Liability Is Not Extinguished by Settlement Thursday June 20, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Agreement to Arbitrate UIM Claim Starts Arbitration Proceedings Wednesday June 12, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Construction & Development Oregon Case Update: Oregon Court Rules Against Contractor, RPC: Conduct “Unconscionable” Tuesday May 21, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Plaintiff Wants an Observer at a Physical Exam? They Better Have a Good Reason Wednesday May 15, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Specificity Needed to Prove Asbestos Claims Wednesday May 8, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Economic and Noneconomic Damages? Same Jurors Must Agree on Both Tuesday April 23, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Contractors Are “Workers,” for Workers Compensation Purposes, If Employer Has “Direction and Control” Wednesday April 17, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Oregon Courts May Combine Methods Used to Calculate Attorney Fees Wednesday March 27, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: ORS 742.061 Attorney Fees Only Available After Insured Prevails at Trial Thursday March 21, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert First & Third Party / SIU Washington Case Update: First-Party Insurance Claim Files Presumed to Be Discoverable Thursday March 14, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Tort Claim Notice: What is Required? Thursday March 14, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development Subcontractors Oregon Case Update: Insured’s Settlement with Plaintiff Found to be Not Binding on Insurer Thursday March 7, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Oregon Court of Appeals Upholds Jury Award of $500 in Noneconomic Damages and $100,000 in Punitive Damages Wednesday February 6, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Care Providers Beware: Could You Be Liable for Employee Abuse of Patients? Thursday January 17, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Ambiguous Homeowners’ Policy Construed Against the Insurer in Case Involving Landslide Damages Thursday January 17, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: ORS 20.080: No Pre-Litigation Demand Required for Defendant To Obtain Attorney Fees on its’ Counterclaims Tuesday January 8, 2013 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Default Judgment May be Relieved If Resulting From “Excusable Neglect” Tuesday December 18, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Got an Out-of-State Insurance Policy? – Oregon Attorney Fees May Still Apply Thursday December 6, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: UIM Coverage: Determining Whether There Were One or Two Accidents Tuesday November 20, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: A Brave New World: ORS 742.538 Prerequisites Apply to Health Insurers Sunday October 14, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Arbitration Required When Insurers Disputed Reimbursement of PIP Benefits Wednesday October 3, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: ORS 20.080: Look Beyond the Total Amount Pleaded Wednesday September 19, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Workers’ Compensation Insurer Must Notify Claimant of Potential Conflict of Interest Wednesday September 12, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Chimp Bit Off Intern’s Thumb During Attack and Sanctuary Found Not Liable Wednesday August 29, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Negligence Claim Dismissed When Defendant Misidentified in Complaint Monday July 30, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Washington Case Update: Bar Owner Found Not Liable for Off-Premises Assault by its Patron Wednesday June 13, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Washington Case Update: Bad Faith: Settlement Offers Supported by Appraisals Found Proper Wednesday May 23, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Increases in Policy Limits are Not Retroactive Thursday May 10, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Personal Lines Slip and Fall Oregon Case Update: Does Governmental Discretionary Immunity Apply when a Public Employee makes Facility Design Decisions? Tuesday May 1, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Examination Reports Created for Purposes of Litigation are Discoverable Thursday March 8, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert General Litigation Oregon Case Update: Important Change to the Scope of Discovery in Oregon: Oregon Now Requires Disclosure of the Existence of Coverage Denials or Reservation ... Thursday February 16, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: PIP Reimbursement Reductions: Rules are Meant to be Followed, Or Else Thursday January 12, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense First & Third Party / SIU Personal Lines Oregon Case Update: Avoiding Liability in a Death Case: Is a General Denial Enough? Tuesday January 3, 2012 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Case Update: Want to Prove Premises Liability? Better Bring Some Evidence Friday November 4, 2011 By: Jeff Eberhard
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