Who is Liable for Speech in Cyberspace?

Steven Wilker discusses speech in cyberspace for ABA roundtable discussion.
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12 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Earn National Recognition for Excellence in Business Law

Twelve partners of Tonkon Torp LLP have been selected for the 2007 edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Each of the lawyers has been acknowledged previously by Chambers USA, which conducts client and professional peer…
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Think Twice Before Accepting an Assignment of Insurance Rights - Anti-Assignment Provisions may be Enforced in Oregon

The Oregon Supreme Court recently found in Holloway v. Republic Indemnity Company of America that a standard anti-assignment provision in a liability insurance policy barred an insured from assigning policy rights after a loss. This decision is a…
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Sherrill Corbett Presents on Business in the Digital Age for Oregon Law Institute

Sherrill Corbett spoke at Lewis & Clark Law School for a CLE presentation sponsored by the Oregon Law Institute. The topic of her program was "Operating, Financing, and Selling a Business in the Digital Age."
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Tonkon Torp Named a Most Admired Company

The Portland Business Journal recently named Tonkon Torp as one of "Oregon's Most Admired Companies" among professional service firms in its 2006 survey. This is the second consecutive year that Tonkon Torp has appeared on the Portland Business
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Tonkon Torp Adds Labor and Employment Attorney

Attorney Kristin Bremer has joined the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Tonkon Torp, LLP. She will work with her former colleague, veteran employment lawyer Robert L. Carey, the new chair of the firm's labor and employment practice. Bremer and…
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The Best Lawyers in America Names 16 Tonkon Torp Attorneys

Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to announce that 16 of the firm's partners have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. Fifteen of those partners have been listed in prior years, eight for the last 10 or more consecutive years…
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Tonkon Torp Adds Robert Carey to Employment Law Team

Veteran employment law litigator Robert L. Carey has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as head of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group.
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Nonprofit Executive Compensation

Nonprofit executive compensation has made headlines in Oregon and nationwide. Am I correct in believing that this has become a hot button issue with regulators? (Reprinted with permission from the Oregon Society of CPAs.)
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NIKE, Inc. Selects Tonkon Torp as a Go-To Law Firm

NIKE, Inc. has chosen Tonkon Torp as one of their top law firms in the recent ALM Directory of Go-To Law Firms.
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Immigration Attorney Selected to Chair Key Committee

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has appointed Tonkon Torp attorney Turid L. Owren chair of a liaison committee that oversees adjudication and processing of immigration petitions. The committee of eight lawyers reviews petitions…
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U.S. Supreme Court Broadens Employer Liability for Retaliation

The Supreme Court has now spoken on what kind of conduct an employer must engage in and how harmful that conduct must be for the employer to be liable for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Business Law

Twelve partners of Tonkon Torp LLP have been included in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business. They were selected based on thousands of client and professional peer interviews. The evaluation criteria included…
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Medical Marijuana Victory in Oregon Supreme Court

Let's say you are an employer with an employee whose sleep is disturbed each night by leg spasms. The employee smokes medical marijuana every night before he goes to bed.
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H-1B Numbers Dwindle

H-1B numbers will soon be depleted according to figures recently released by the government. Once depleted, H-1B numbers will not become available until October 1, 2007.
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When Should a Board Appoint a Special Committee?

The proper use and operation of a special committee can protect decisions of public and private companies from challenge and insulate individual directors from personal liability.
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Reefer Madness at the Court of Appeals

Among the challenging issues for Oregon courts in the last decade is the question of whether, and to what extent, employers must accommodate employees who are legally using marijuana for disabling medical conditions.
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Tonkon Torp Announces New Partners

Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to announce that Paul W. Conable and Michael W. Fletcher have been elected partners of the firm effective January 1, 2006.
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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Pay Issues Regarding Special Safety Gear

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has clarified the definition of a compensable work day for employees required to wear special safety gear.
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Marion County Court Invalidates Measure 37

Oregon's Measure 37 has been at the center of controversy since being passed by voters in 2004. Recently, Measure 37 was ruled unconstitutional by the Marion County Circuit Court. This article provides a brief update regarding these developments.
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