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Police Brutality and Wrongful Death

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Police Brutality, Wrongful Death on February 23, 2017

We count on our local law enforcement officers to protect and defend us, but in their vigilance to do their jobs there has been increasing reports of police brutality against citizens. Whether they occur as the result of being stopped for a traffic infraction, in a public place,…

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Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit Update

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death on August 10, 2016

Baby powder is one of those of household staples that can be found in just about anyone’s home, regardless of whether or not there is a baby in the picture. We use it after showers and on hot days to stay dry, and that familiar, nostalgic scent reminds…

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Police: wrong-way driver kills woman, critically injures child

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Wrongful Death on December 17, 2014

The Oregon State Police say a 49-year-old woman was driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 when her Volkswagen Jetta smashed head-on into another vehicle.

Inside the other vehicle was a woman in the front passenger seat. She was killed in the car accident. In the back…

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Estate of Portland cougar-mauling victim files wrongful death claim

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Wrongful Death on November 21, 2014

Wildlife experts say cougars are some of the biggest cats in the world; silent hunters that regularly stalk and kill elk, moose, deer, sheep and mountain goats. There is no doubt that these natural predators are dangerous for humans to be around.

Readers might recall a case outside of Portland in…

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“Affluenza” decision makes victims of drunk drivers sick

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Wrongful Death on December 18, 2013

Portland media outlets recently reported on a decision in a drunken driving case that astounded people across the nation.

In the case, a Texas teenager pleaded for leniency after he drove drunk and killed four pedestrians in a motor vehicle accident. He claimed he suffers from…

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