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Michael Willes Discusses Negligence for Oregon Law Review

February 4, 2016
The Oregon Law Review has published an essay by Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes on negligence. The article, "A Foil for Fazzolari: Recent Negligence Case Law Weakens Duty Limitations," explores recent Oregon appellate decisions that functionally expanded negligence duties. In certain respects, these decisions turn back the clock to a time when defendants could not get negligence cases dismissed as a matter of legal duty. But, unlike the formalism that drove earlier precedents, this new trend unabashedly vests greater policy-making power in judges.

Michael is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. He represents clients in disputes ranging from negligence actions to criminal prosecutions.