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Punitive Damages: What Are They, and Why Should You Care?

What are punitive damages – and should you seek them out? Because punitive damages are designed to not reward anyone but instead punish an at-fault party, the State of Oregon takes up to 70% of recovered monies. Here’s all you need to know about punitive damages.
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Compensatory vs Punitive Damages Case: RoundUp

A judge in a California case has told the parties to a lawsuit that she intends to reduce a May 19, 2019 $2 billion punitive damage award for RoundUp to $250 million. As it turns out, it’s an interesting case of compensatory vs punitive damages – and well in line with the law. Here’s why.
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Personal Injury Settlements for Minors: What You Need to Know

Accidents happen every day. However, when a minor or young child is involved – or even worse, hurt – a lot of legal questions arise. In case of a settlement payout, parents or caretakers are faced with having to make a lot of decisions. We’ll guide you.
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Pedestrian Hit by a Car in a Crosswalk? Know the Rules

Crosswalk laws can often be confusing in Oregon – particularly when faced with out-of-state pedestrians and drivers, not aware of the local rules. And maybe counter-intuitively, drivers are not always at fault in crosswalk accidents. So here are a few really important things to know about Oregon pedestrian crosswalk laws.
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