Dave Frohnmayer, an Oregon Legal and Political Leader, Dies at 74


Dave Frohnmayer, one of the leading figures in recent Oregon political, legal and academic history, died Monday night, his longtime spokeswoman, Marla Rae, tells WW. Frohnmayer was 74. The Eugene Register-Guard reported Frohnmayer died of prostate cancer.Frohnmayer carved out a career in public service that spanned politics, the law and academia. He was a Rhodes Scholar who graduated from Harvard in ...   More
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon District Attorneys Line Up Behind Class Action Bill


The maneuvering around House Bill 4143A, which would allocated unclaimed monies from class action lawsuits to legal aid for low-income Oregonians, will continue Tuesday morning in an 8 am meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill has generated strong feelings on both sides, with trial lawyers, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and former Gov. and AG Ted Kulongoski and former AG Hardy ...   More
Monday, February 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Collecting What’s Owed

Lawmakers move to fix a gaping hole in class action lawsuit awards.

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Earlier this month, Oregon consumers won a stunning victory over BP West Coast Products.   A Multnomah County circuit jury found customers of BP-franchised service stations are owed as much   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Reputation For Rent

Once-secret testimony reveals Dave Frohnmayer was a paid witness for big tobacco against the state of Oregon.

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There may be no résumé in Oregon public life more impressive than the one that belongs to Dave Frohnmayer. Rhodes scholar, state attorney general   More
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

U of O Prof. Files Bar Complaint in Long v. Kroger Case

Complaint results from long-running DOJ investigation

John Kroger

University of Oregon Economics Prof. Bill Harbaugh last week filed a complaint (PDF) with the Oregon State Bar against prominent Eugene lawyers Bill Gary and Sharon Rudnick and University of Oregon General Counsel Randy Geller. The complaint accuses Gary and Rudnick of misleading Marion County Judge Thomas Hart about the value of legal services their firm, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick, provided in ...   More
Monday, June 10, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

University of Oregon Counsel Slams Oregon DOJ

Says Kroger's Agency Retaliated and Blackballed Law Firm

John Kroger

Earlier this week, WW reported that lawyers for Mark Long, the former director of the Oregon Department of Energy, are seeking $432,000 in legal fees for their representation of Long in a case against the Oregon Department of Justice. Marion County Judge Thomas Hart previously awarded Long's lawyers at the Harrang Long Gary Rudnick firm fees in the case, Long v. Kroger, which centered around the claim ...   More
Thursday, July 19, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kroger's Office Defends Prosecutor in Cylvia Hayes Probe


The continuing saga of the Oregon Department of Justice's aborted investigation into whether state Department of Energy staffers wrongfully steered a contract to a company run by Gov. John Kitzhaber's companion, Cylvia Hayes, has taken another turn.Sean Riddell, the former top DOJ criminal lawyer who led the investigation, was demoted in June. The official reasons given by Attorney General John Kroger ...   More
Thursday, August 4, 2011 by

ODOE: Long Files Bar Complaint Against DOJ's Riddell

John Kroger

Lawyers for the former director of the Oregon Department of Energy, Mark Long, filed a bar complaint (PDF) on May 13 against Sean Riddell, chief counsel for the Oregon Department of Justice's criminal division. The complaint levels serious accusations against Riddell, a top lieutenant to Attorney General John Kroger. "In the course of conducting a criminal investigation, Mr. Riddell repeatedly and ...   More
Monday, May 16, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Energy Department Investigation: Former Agency Director's Lawyer Says DOJ In "Flagrant Violation" of Law

Kroger - Energy Dept. Invest.

The rhetoric around a recently-completed Oregon Department of Justice investigation into contracting practices at the state Department of Energy is getting even more heated. Yesterday, Bill Gary and Dave Frohnmayer, lawyers for former Energy Department director Mark Long penned a scathing letter [PDF] to Senior Assistant Attorney General Donna Sandoval-Bennett, expressing outrage about DOJ's handling ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

New Blog Publishes UO 'Secrets'

Check out this new blog being published by folks who seem to have a lot of information from inside the University of Oregon. The site contains what appears to be a mix of public and not-so-public information on the school. It has everything from President Dave Frohnmayer's salary and perks, which in theory is public, to so-called "accounting secrets" at UO and Oregon State University. The ...   More
Monday, May 4, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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