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Offers of Judgment in Oregon State Court

In his article for the Winter 2010 issue of the Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal, Steven Wilker discusses the use and effectiveness of Offers of Judgment in Oregon, in ligth of several siginificant rulings made by the Oregon Supreme Court.
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Oregon Legislature Hears Proposals To Modify The Business Energy Tax Credit

The 2010 special session of the Oregon Legislature began this week, and the House Revenue Committee wasted no time in holding a hearing on proposed revisions to the Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) that is available to projects in the conservation…
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Tonkon Torp Lawyer the Busiest He's Ever Been

To call him a bankruptcy attorney misses the point. Al Kennedy, a 25-year partner at Tonkon Torp LLP, does a whole lot more.
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Arbitration and Federalism - Conflicts in Federal and State Substantive and Procedural Law

Caroline Harris Crowne discusses "Arbitration and Federalism: Conflicts in Federal and State Substantive and Procedural Law" for her contribution to the Oregon State Bar book, Arbitration and Mediation.
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College Track

In a time as bleak as a moonscape in March, there is still Ruth Zagorodny. As it's become inescapable that we've blown the last six years on bad decisions and worse behavior, that we're leaving the next generations a legacy of trillions in debt, a…
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Federal Arbitration Act Preempts Oregon Legislature's 2007 Amendment to Oregon Arbitration Act

Caroline Harris Crowne co-authored an article on the Federal Arbitration Act for the Summer 2008 issue of the Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal.
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Second Oregon Home Achieves Platinum LEED Certification

Our client, Teeny Development, LLC, has achieved Platinum LEED certification on its first of 18 townhomes under construction in Lincoln City.
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Jeff Cronn Named to Forty Under 40

Tonkon Torp partner Jeff Cronn was a 2008 recipient of the Portland Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Award.
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Some Biz Lawyers Worry Over Sustainability Effort

As Oregon's economic climate grows ever greener, some say certain strategies designed to cater to sustainability-minded businesses could actually repel companies from incorporating here.
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Key Word Advertising Using Trademarked Terms - Fair or Foul?

Steven Wilker discusses the use of trademarked terms as key word triggers in internet advertising for the Spring 2008 edition of the Oregon Intellectual Property Newsletter.
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Risks From Global Warming -- Should Investors Know?

Partner Jeffrey Cronn is interviewed by the Portland Business Journal.
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Electronic Devices Strain Firms' Security Measures

Intellectual Property Group Chair Paula Holm Jensen is quoted in an article that appeared in the Portland Business Journal Friday, October 26, 2007.
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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…
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Current Commentary: Keeping High Standards

This article appeared on August 27, 2007 in the online issue of nwcurrent (http://www.nwcurrent.com/policy/10036611.html).
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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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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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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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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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