Random Act of Kindness in a Multnomah County Courthouse Causes a Stir

Lawyer Colin M. Murphy pays stranger's restitution so man can avoid felony

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Lawrence Taylor, a Portland defense attorney, says it's the most amazing thing he's seen in 22 years of practice.Thursday, Taylor's 27-year-old client, Castor Conley, was facing a felony conviction for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle if he couldn't come up with $983 in restitution for his victim.Colin M. Murphy, a lawyer in Judge Stephen Bushong's chamber that day on an entirely different matter, ...   More
 
Monday, December 22, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Veterans, Widows Say Portland Retirement Homes Drained Life Savings

Lawsuit alleges that Holiday Retirement Inc. promised benefits that never appeared

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A lawsuit against a local chain of retirement homes alleges that Holiday Retirement Inc. bilked veterans and their widows, promising to help secure benefits to pay for their care—and then leaving them without their life savings when the money never came through.The suit, filed last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court, says that representatives from Holiday's Portland-area retirement homes—including ...   More
 
Friday, September 6, 2013 EMILY SCHIOLA

Occupy Arrestees Win Their Right to Full Trials—Even Though They May Not Need It

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The estimated 160 people arrested during Occupy Portland protests in the past five months have won the right to jury trials—a legal victory that advocates say will force prosecutors to mount a case in every arrest.Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Albrecht ruled Wednesday that for certain misdemeanors charges—class A and B—defendants have the right to a trial, even though prosecutors ...   More
 
Thursday, February 9, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Multnomah County Courthouse Evacuated to Investigate Suspicious Package (UPDATED)


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The Multnomah County courthouse downtown was cleared shortly after 2 pm this afternoon following a bomb threat. Lt. Mary Lindstrand, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff's office, says investigators have located a suspicious package on the third floor of the building. Streets around the building at Southwest Fourth Avenue are closed to traffic as of 3 pm while investigators do their work. UPDATE ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 REBECCA JACOBSON

Multnomah County Courthouse Evacuated to Investigate Suspicious Package (UPDATED)


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 The Multnomah County courthouse downtown was cleared shortly after 2 pm this afternoon following a bomb threat.Lt. Mary Lindstrand, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff’s office, says investigators have located a suspicious package on the third floor of the building.Streets around the building at Southwest Fourth Avenue are closed to traffic as of 3 pm while investigators do their ...   More
 
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