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Month: March 2011

Oregon Legislature to Enhance Elder Abuse Penalties?

This month, the Judiciary Committee of the Oregon House of Representatives conducted a public hearing on House Bill 2849, a bill which enhances certain penalties for elder abuse under Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree, a Class C Felony. Under House Bill 2849,...

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Oregon Court on Employers Providing Stock to Employees

It is not uncommon for my Portland business law clients to approach me or one of the other business attorneys in our law firm and ask about providing stock to one of the company employees as an incentive to join the company or a bonus to existing employees. The Oregon...

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Construction Defect Case Reaches Supreme Court

  Recently the Supreme Court of Oregon heard oral arguments in the case of Abraham v. Henry Construction, Inc., 230 Or App 564 (2009). This was a case where homeowners alleged construction defect claims against various contractors who had built their home. Eight...

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Losing Limited Liability Protection

Limiting one's liability is a prime motivator for establishing a business entity, such as a corporation or limited liability company. Provided a business owner operates the limited liability entity properly and follows some basic formalities, chances are good that...

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