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Tonkon Torp Hosts Meet and Greets With Political Leaders
On October 8, 2007, the firm's Government Relations and Public Policy Group hosted the fourth event in its series of Meet and Greets with Oregon political leaders. Congresswoman Darlene Hooley and Clackamas County Chair Martha Schrader joined 30…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chinese Premerger Notification Requirements
While the People's Republic of China continues its halting steps toward robust merger control legislation, many foreign investors and companies are not aware that current PRC premerger notification regulations may require notification of and approval…
Protecting and Leveraging Your Intellectual Property
Building a solid intellectual property foundation is just as important as generating capital or seeking investors. This article outlines simple steps that can help you establish and maintain a sound intellectual property foundation for your business…
Collision of Medical Marijuana and Oregon Disability Laws Leaves Employers in Limbo
Among the challenging human resource issues for Oregon employers in the last decade is the question of how to handle employees who are legally using marijuana. Must employers accommodate medical marijuana use?
Buyer and Lender Beware: Financing Measure 37 Property
Eight months after taking effect, Measure 37 still triggers more questions than answers. One of the most significant unresolved question is whether waivers of land use regulations are transferable. This article explores the issue of waiver…
Are Your Employees Putting You At Risk When They Drive While Gabbing?
Potential liability continues to grow for employers. Some have recently been found liable for car accidents caused, at least in part, by an employee's use of a cell phone to conduct business.
Supreme Court Opens Door to More Age Discrimination Lawsuits
The Court's opinion in Smith v. City Of Jackson is almost certain to increase the volume of age discrimination claims.