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Don Jacobs

Animal attacks

Who out there isn’t a dog lover? America seems to have a love affair with pets. Pet food and supply stores have become national chains occupying huge warehouse stores set up to supply us with…

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Cannondale bicycle recall

Consumers who purchased Cannondale bikes recently should take a close look at their purchase. Cannondale markets a wide selection of aluminum bikes in the United States. The company recently…

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Stimulus bill and corporations

So I guess the thinking is we need to rescue large corporations from disaster or else their downfall could end up hurting everyone in America. We need to give them billions, not millions, billions…

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Crazy juries

While preparing for a recent jury trial involving a personal injury claim one of the expert witnesses, a doctor, mentioned that my job wasn’t too tough. According to him, all I had to do was…

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Frivolous lawsuits and justice

National conservative columnist George Will ran a piece recently attacking lawyers and the civil justice system. Unfortunately, he relied on anecdotes and urban myths to make his points. In this…

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Medical insurance companies fleecing consumers

Those of us lucky to still have medical insurance all know what happens if we see a doctor not on the company’s approved list. Referred to as “out of network” providers, most…

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Insurance and flood damage

What a winter we’ve had so far. Alarming amounts of snow and now the pineapple express blasting us with lots of rain and warm air. Freeways are flooded, passes are closed and rivers are…

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US Chamber of Commerce lawsuit abuse ads

Well the new administration isn’t even sworn in yet and already the moneyed interests in the country are buying advertising time to convince the public there are too many lawsuits. For the…

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Uninsured motorist claims and Oregon workers compensation

Many people drive for a living. People injured on driving jobs in Oregon have a right to file a workers compensation claim. The claim, in theory, will pay for all medical care and a portion of their…

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US financial meltdown and tort reform

An interesting article in last Friday’s Seattle Post Intelligencer newspaper detailed the history of the subprime loan mess and the greed that consumed the banking and mortgage industry. It…