Punch Drunk

A video of a cop punching a suspect surfaces as lawyers in the case seek to rewrite state law on excessive force.

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Jason Cox says he was beaten by cops. But he has what a lot of people who allege police brutality don’t: a video. On June 18, 2011, Portland cops arrested Cox, then 37, in the parking lot of an    More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Oregon Distiller Sued Over the Booze It Made For the Ying Yang Twins

Ying Yang Vodka

The Ying Yang Twins, fine purveyors of mindless club hop, just wanted a product they could call their own. Specialty salt shakers would have been easy and too predictable, so they decided to get into the booze business.  Side Pocket Distillery in Cottage Grove was paid almost $150,000 to produce a name-brand vodka for the Atlanta hip-hop duo. But the Ying Yang Twins' marketer claims the distillery ...   More
Monday, January 28, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

Oswego Lake Lawsuit Now in State Court

The State of Oregon is now being sued along with the City of Lake Oswego


The fight for public access to Oswego Lake has changed venues.A lawsuit seeking to open Oswego Lake to the public tossed from federal court earlier this month was re-filed in Clackamas County Circuit Court earlier this week.As with the federal lawsuit, plaintiffs Mark Kramer and Todd Prager are demanding the city of Lake Oswego stop blocking public access to the lake in the center of Oregon’s wealthiest ...   More
Friday, November 2, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Oswego Lake Access Issue Heads to Federal Court

Lawsuit says the city has a responsibility to “protect and preserve the public’s right of access to and use of the Lake.”


A federal judge may decide if Oswego Lake is open to the public. A lawsuit filed this morning in U.S. District Court in Portland seeks to force Lake Oswego, Oregon’s wealthiest city, to open its namesake lake for public access. (You can read the suit here.)The lake was declared open to the public by the state attorney general way back in 1959, but it's been dealt with as if it belongs to private ...   More
Thursday, May 24, 2012 by Martin Cizmar

Dike Dame Sues After Mexico Shooting

Dike Dame

In November 2009, Portland real estate developer Thorndike "Dike" Dame got shot in the head by a robber while fishing on Lake Huites in Mexico. Dame suffered horrible injuries and is seeking nearly $5 million, according to a lawsuit his attorney filed last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court against the company Dame paid for his fishing trip in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Those injuries included ...   More
Monday, February 7, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS


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