Dog Bite at Preschool

A four-year-old girl was visiting her older sibling’s preschool end-of-the-year celebration when a dog that was allowed to roam the preschool grounds without supervision bit her on the upper lip. The bite caused scarring to her lip as well as other physical and psychological damages. John Pinzelik was able to obtain a settlement from the […]

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Doctor’s Wage Claim

John Pinzelik handled a breach of contract and claim for unpaid wages for a doctor that was wrongfully terminated “for cause” by his employer. A private arbitrator heard the case and ruled that there was insufficient cause to terminate client and awarded him $124,562 in damages for unpaid wages, penalty wages, breach of contract, and […]

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From “It’s your fault” to “Here is our policy limit”

John Pinzelik recently resolved a case for a cab driver from Somalia. He was driving his taxi at 2:00 a.m. when a drunk driver going the wrong way on a one way street pulled out in front of him causing him injuries and damages to his taxi. Initially he was told by the insurance company […]

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Sub-Contractor Held Accountable for Poor Workmanship

Client – a licensed Oregon contractor – was involved in a dispute with a sub-contractor who had performed sub-par tilework. Our attorneys represented Client in filing a lawsuit and, ultimately, resolving the matter by settlement in a manner that saw Client paid for amounts expended hiring a second sub-contractor to correct the work of the first.

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Achieving Peace of Mind

Client – a contractor with a banking background – had assumed son’s – also a contractor – liability for multiple construction loans, with the intention that he would complete son’s projects, sell the properties, pay off the loans, and hopefully make some small profit. Client understood the assumption to be a non-recourse transaction, allowing him […]

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Creative Approach Sees Clients Paid

Clients – two Utah-based commercial lenders – had obtained judgment for $766,000 in Utah courts against Debtor – a large Oregon corporation. Clients retained the services of David W. Owens to collect on that judgment in Oregon. Mr. Owens knew Debtor to be financially unstable and under investigation by state authorities, making collection far less […]

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Case Dismissed – Twice

Plaintiffs – builders and owners of a “Street of Dreams” home – discovered subterranean landslide damage on their property, which negated a prospective sale. Seeking retribution anywhere they could find it, Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit for $500,000 against eight separate defendants, including Clients – two brothers and their limited-liability company, whose sole connection to the […]

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