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The American Rule & Oregon Small Contract Claims

The ‘American Rule’ and┬áSmall Businesses The ‘American Rule’ is shorthand for the notion that, in America, generally, unless otherwise explicitly authorized by contract or statute, attorney fees ARE NOT awarded to the prevailing party in a lawsuit. ┬áPresumably, in America, we believe every person and corporate entity should be responsible for his, her, or its … Continue reading

Oregon Marijuana Diversion

“But I thought marijuana was legal in Oregon?” Given the trending attitudes of youth toward recreational drugs, as reported in the mainstream news and portrayed in media, and especially given the anecdotes regarding marijuana use in Oregon, it may be a surprise to many that marijuana possession is illegal in Oregon (with the obvious exceptions … Continue reading