Michael Willes Discusses Negligence for Oregon Law Review
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.