Blog Posts in 2011

  • Portland Police: From beanbags to court

    || 13-Dec-2011

    We blogged recently about how a Multnomah County grand jury decided there was enough evidence to indict Portland Police officer Dane Reister for third- and fourth-degree assault. Reister is the officer who mistakenly loaded live shotgun rounds instead of beanbags then shot and injured William Kyle Monroe. Reister’s trial will begin on February 1. He was arraigned on December 13, 2011, and ...
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  • I've been hyp-no-tized

    || 6-Dec-2011

    This is a sad story, one in which the truth may never be revealed. A Minnesota woman who entered the Castlewood Treatment Center in 2007 to treat her eating disorder is now suing the center, alleging that she was hypnotized into believing she had been a victim of sexual abuse, had been involved in satanic cult activity, and suffered from multiple personalities. The patient, Lisa Nasseff, was in ...
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  • Don't mess with the TriMet driver

    || 29-Nov-2011

    Oh, TriMet, here we go again. So, you probably all know about the bus driver who forced a woman and her infant off of her bus because the baby wouldn’t stop crying and was driving the driver to distraction. It turns out this is not the first time the driver has ousted passengers or otherwise treated them poorly. In fact, in the past two years, the driver, Claudeen Hendren, has been slapped ...
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  • From beanbags to bullets to trial

    || 22-Nov-2011

    Remember the Portland Police officer who accidentally loaded live shotgun rounds into his beanbag shotgun then shot a man several times? It happened in SW Portland this last summer. Well, a Multnomah County grand jury decided Dane Reister should be held accountable for his mistakes. After hearing testimony from dozens of witnesses, the grand jury voted to indict Reister on third-degree assault, ...
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  • Be still my not-beating heart

    || 18-Nov-2011

    You would think that having automated defibrillators everywhere would really help save lives, but the latest research seems to indicate this is not the case, at least in hospitals. Yes, that’s right–the old-school, low-tech defibrillators seem to have saved more lives than the fancy, supposedly easy-to-use, automated external defibrillators (AEDs). In 2000 a committee with the American ...
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  • Don't tase me, bro

    || 14-Nov-2011

    A Chicago man recently filed a lawsuit against the Chicago police, claiming he was wrongfully identified and tased unnecessarily. Josue Tapia was pulled over by police in May of 2010 for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, but he was allowed to go soon aftewards. He didn’t make it very far, however, before he was stopped by police again. The police claimed Tapia had violated other ...
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  • Now hear this

    || 11-Nov-2011

    Lawsuits have been filed against Advanced Bionics, manufacturer of the Advanced Bionics HiRes90k cochlear implants, by attorney Tim Edwards. The suits allege that the implants have a high degree of failure and that the company was long aware of the issues yet continued to market the implants. Advanced Bionics began selling the device in 2004 and ran into several problems with it. The company ...
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  • TriMet driver distracted by baby

    || 5-Nov-2011

    You know, between the Portland Police and TriMet, there are plenty of stories to share. The most recent TriMet story concerns a bus driver who allegedly kicked a woman and her infant off her bus because the baby was crying too loudly and the mother could not make the baby stop. This took place on a route in Hillsboro around 8pm last week. One witness, who was riding from school at Portland State ...
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  • Paulson Coletti Named on Best Law Firms List for 2011-12

    || 1-Nov-2011

    Paulson Coletti is proud to announce that we have been listed in the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2011-2012 list of “Best Law Firms.” It is a significant distinction and we are extremely honored to be listed with our prestigious peers. Our firm was listed in the Portland- OR Tier 1 for the following: Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation ...
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  • Toy guns that kill

    || 28-Oct-2011

    Toy manufacturer Henry Gordy International, Inc. has agreed to pay a $1.1 million penalty in an agreement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over a toy gun set that allegedly caused several deaths. An investigation by the CPSC found that Henry Gordy knew about the defect in its “Auto Fire Target Set” but chose not to report it. The gun set, which sold in Family ...
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