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Oregon
Oregon Product Liability Law
Webinar
Join Smith Freed Eberhard Partners Josh Hayward and Sean Conner on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. PST as they share their expertise and experience with product liability cases in Oregon. Date and Time: Thursday, February 3, 2022, 11 AM -…
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Thursday January 20, 2022 By: Josh Hayward
Silence Isn’t Always Golden
Podcast
Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In this week's episode Abby…
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Wednesday January 19, 2022 By: Josh Hayward
Insurers Downwind of Lawyer Theft: Must Send Notice Directly To Claimant Whenever They Settle Their Claim
Podcast
Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In this week's episode Abby…
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Wednesday January 19, 2022 By: Jeff Eberhard
Insurers Downwind of Lawyer Theft: Must Send Notice Directly To Claimant Whenever They Settle Their Claim
Legal Alert
Listen to Our Legal Alerts on the Following Platforms: From the Desk of Jeff Eberhard: Downwind. It Is an expression that when a bad event occurs, a forest fire, a chemical plan explosion, or a Chernobyl nuclear melt down, you…
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Wednesday January 19, 2022 By: Jeff Eberhard
Have You or A Loved One Been Exposed to Damages Inconsistent with the Pleading?
Podcast
Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In this week's episode Melanie…
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Wednesday January 5, 2022 By: Melanie Rose
Have You or A Loved One Been Exposed to Damages Inconsistent with the Pleading?
Legal Alert
From the Desk of Melanie Rose: This product liability case addressed the burden of proof imposed on plaintiffs’ as well as defendants’ responsibility to catch and clarify inconsistencies within the pleadings. In examining this asbestos case, the Oregon Court of…
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Wednesday January 5, 2022 By: Melanie Rose
Cannabis and Insurance Coverage: Don’t Bogard That Hemp!
Legal Alert
From the Desk of Jeff Eberhard: The world of cannabis law has grown increasingly important each day. The changing complexities of state and federal cannabis regulations is not something that you think about every day, but when aiming to deny…
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Wednesday December 15, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard
Stacking the Deck: Oregon Appellate Court Holds That the 52-Week Payment Period for PIP Policies Is Stackable
Legal Alert
From the Desk of Josh Hayward: Following a car accident, an injured person will typically make a PIP claim. A passenger in a vehicle will often have coverage under the vehicle’s policy and their own auto policy. If a passenger…
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Thursday December 9, 2021 By: Josh Hayward
A Costly Miscalculation: Can Multiple Settlement Offers be Aggregated When Awarding Attorney Fees?
Legal Alert
Listen to Our Legal Alerts on the Following Platforms: From the Desk of Cliff J. Wilson: In Oregon, ORS 20.080 can create big headaches in otherwise low-value cases by giving rise to the award of attorney fees to the plaintiff.…
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Thursday December 2, 2021 By: Cliff Wilson
A Costly Miscalculation: Can Multiple Settlement Offers be Aggregated When Awarding Attorney Fees?
Podcast
Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In this week's episode Cliff…
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Thursday December 2, 2021 By: Cliff Wilson
Love Thy Neighbor, but Don’t Ignore Your Property Rights
Podcast
Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In this week's episode Abby…
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Wednesday November 24, 2021 By: Josh Hayward
Love Thy Neighbor, but Don’t Ignore Your Property Rights
Legal Alert
Listen to Our Legal Alerts on the Following Platforms: From the Desk of Josh Hayward: They say that good fences make good neighbors. If you share a common wall, however, pay attention to your neighbor. In Bo and Lia Holding…
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Monday November 22, 2021 By: Josh Hayward
Oregon Premises Liability Law
Webinar
Join Smith Freed Eberhard Partners Ryan McLellan and Sean Conner as they discuss Oregon premises liability law including recent developments and real world examples. Why Watch This Webinar? As the rest of the world slowed down during Covid-19, the legal…
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Friday November 12, 2021 By: Ryan McLellan
Double Jeopardy: Can Contempt of Court in a Civil Case Also be a Crime?
Legal Alert
From the Desk of Jeff Eberhard: There are a few legal doctrines that everyone knows of such as Miranda warnings, the right to counsel, and double jeopardy. While everyone may know of these legal doctrines, their nuances can be confusing.…
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Thursday November 11, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard
So You Paid PIP and the UIM Case Is Going to Trial. Can the PIP Payments Be Disclosed to the Jury and How Do You Preserve Your Offset?
Legal Alert
From the Desk of Josh Hayward: In this case, the plaintiff brought an underinsured motorist claim against her insurance company State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance.  Plaintiff claimed that she incurred more than $150,000 in related medical bills but only requested…
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Friday October 29, 2021 By: Josh Hayward
Oregon Supreme Court Allows UM/UIM Stacking Among Multiple Policies Issued by Same Insurer
Podcast
Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In this week's episode, Cliff…
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Wednesday October 20, 2021 By: Cliff Wilson
Oregon Supreme Court Allows UM/UIM Stacking Among Multiple Policies Issued by Same Insurer
Legal Alert
From the Desk of Cliff J. Wilson:  In this case, the Oregon Supreme Court determined that an anti-stacking provision in an uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) policy was unenforceable, holding that any attempt to limit the amount of UM/UIM coverage from multiple applicable…
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 By: Cliff Wilson
The Third Time’s the Charm. Oregon Supreme Court Examines Wright III to Explain the Difference Between Fault and Causation in an Underinsured Motorist Claim
Podcast
Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In this week's episode, Cliff…
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Thursday September 30, 2021 By: Cliff Wilson
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