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Millstones for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis?

As a Catholic, I try to give most current Church leaders the benefit of the doubt that they’ve learned their lesson about secrecy and covering up the abuse of children by priests.  I sometimes counsel my clients that the Church … Continue reading

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Friday Photo

Busy, busy here, but here’s a picture from last week’s hike at Bald Mountain/McNeil Point

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Dewberry v. Kitzhaber summary judgment affirmed — Indian Casinos aren’t “in” Oregon

The latest—but probably not the last—chapter in a case that I’ve been working on for over 8 years, and that has been going on for over nearly 10 years (!), was written today.  In State ex rel Dewberry v. Kitzhaber, … Continue reading

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Another new filing today: Toddler abused by Neighbor boy, Apartment management knew he was dangerous.

My friend Erin Olson and I filed a case today on behalf of a sweet, wonderful little girl who was terribly abused by a neighbor boy at her Canby apartment.  Here’s the press release: Portland, OR — Lawyers representing a … Continue reading

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Roggendorf Law In the Oregonian

The last few weeks have been very busy, and I haven’t posted much.   In part, this is why: Sex-abuse lawsuit filed against Archdiocese of Portland alleging rape by notorious priest The Fr. Grammond cases are some of the most … Continue reading

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Friday Photo

Red Rocks State Park outside of Vegas is about the only reason to go to Las Vegas. Lots of incredibly fun climbing, and the most fascinating banded rock formations.

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Good fences sometimes make bad neighbors

On October 9, 2013, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Minihan v. Stiglich, a boundary dispute case that has festered between two West Linn neighbors for nearly a decade.  The dispute involved a communal strip of land that provided access … Continue reading

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Happy Leif Erikson Day!

Leif Erikson Day actually on October 9, but since we’re celebrating Columbus Day, I figured we might as well celebrate the first European discoverer of the Western Hemisphere.  Aside from the Solutreans, that is. 

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Jerry Brown should be ashamed of his pathetic attempt to justify protecting the Church

“Unfair” Borwn vetoed a bill that helped the victims of child rape because it was underinclusive. Vetoing a bill because it doesn’t extend tort liability to the government … That’s gotta be a first. Governor Jerry Brown, the ex-seminarian, appears … Continue reading

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Burglary in Oregon requires a crime beyond just staying there

At the end of August, the Oregon Court of Appeals handed down a decision in J.N.S. v. State, A147805 (August 28, 2013), examining whether the burglary statute–requiring that a person enter or remain unlawfully in a building with the intent … Continue reading

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