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What happens if someone files a complaint against a nurse?

The Oregon State Board of Nursing is the administrative body that governs certification and licensure requirements for nurses within the state. The body is comprised of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, a nurse practitioner as well as two members of the public. If you've had a complaint filed against you with the board, you may be wondering what you should expect. How are complaints investigated? What are the disciplinary actions that can be imposed?

Business litigation case grows into a complex maze of disputes

In a state like Oregon, business disputes may occasionally involve mining or gas and oil exploration conflicts. In one such business litigation conflict in another state the stakes have been raised by one company's allegations that the other is running a racketeering enterprise in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The litigation is bitter, and both sides have taken to litigating in the media as well as the courts.

New business formation marries two small fast food chains

A business phenomenon seen recently in Oregon and elsewhere is the merging together of fast-food restaurants for the purpose of combining delivery and service functions. Such business unions attempt to increase each company's bottom line by reducing ultimate costs through a sharing of various resources. It's also a way for new business formation to occur, which often requires substantial legal services by business law attorneys to get the new structure organized and operating.

Contracts disputes over research mice are going to arbitration

Oregon is a state where research facilities engage in a wide variety of scientific inquiries. Many medical research projects traditionally involve the use of mice as subjects. According to the plaintiff in a federal district court case, only certain very special mice should be used so that the research breakthroughs will continue to maintain their integrity and reliability. The case is about contracts between research labs and the alleged attempt by one party to breach provisions that preclude the sale of the purchased mice to third parties.

ZFS buys soybean processing plant in business law transaction

Oregon has many businesses that deal in some aspect of food manufacturing and/or processing. A lot of activity in business law involves the purchase and sale of businesses in the food growing and processing industries. An established food manufacturer may desire to add a certain specialty line of products to its brand or it may need to increase its production values by acquiring a business that can engage in a manufacturing procedure not yet available to the buyer.

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