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Supreme Court Upholds Protection for Domestic Violence Victims

On June 21, 2024, in United States v. Rahimi, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal statute prohibiting individuals subject to domestic violence restraining orders from possessing a firearm. This ruling limited the scope of a Supreme Court decision in 2022—New York State Rifle and Pistol Assn., Inc. v. Bruen—that expanded gun rights in situations

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Navigating Oregon’s Leave Updates: SB 1515 Explained

It is no secret that the implementation of Paid Leave Oregon (PLO) over the last year has created many questions for employers and employees alike. To clear up some of these questions, the Oregon State Legislature passed SB 1515. Here’s what you need to know about the changes SB 1515 brings to PLO and other

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FTC Votes to Ban Noncompete Agreements

On April 23, 2024, the United States Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 to issue a Rule banning all new noncompete clauses after the effective date of the Rule.  The Rule – if it goes into effect – would prohibit companies from entering into new noncompete agreements with all employees.  There is a carve out in

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Wendy Williams: Planning to Avoid a Guardianship

TV host and personality, Wendy Williams, has been in the news recently for her challenging health issues, marital drama, and legal woes, after a bank froze her bank accounts due to concerns about whether she needed a protective proceeding/guardianship due to her mental and physical ailments. Her team recently revealed Ms. Williams has dementia, and rumors

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Staying Safe in Extreme Cold

With numerous winter storms ravaging the country, it is vital for each of us to take care, not only of ourselves, but also to take care of our vulnerable friends and neighbors. AARP explains, “Older people are especially vulnerable when temperatures drop because they have less efficient circulation. They may have medical conditions (such as thyroid

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Gina Lollobrigida: Financial Elder Abuse Is NOT “Loving Care”

Gina Lollobrigida, the successful 1950’s and 1960’s Italian actress, model, photojournalist, artist and politician, passed away in early 2023, at the age of 95. Her former personal assistant was recently found guilty for stealing millions from his former employer, after being charged with “circumvention of an incompetent person.” Although the trial started before Lollobrigida passed,

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Construction Liens in Oregon

Contractors and suppliers on construction projects not paid on time may not be able to keep current or meet their financial obligations. Lack of payment and late payments also leads to wasted resources and reduced profits. Industry surveys indicate that contractors and suppliers on construction projects are often paid late and many of them don’t

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Scam Warning: Be Careful of The Geeks

Oregon’s Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum warns, “If you get a text message or email that says you were or will be charged hundreds of dollars to renew your Geek Squad membership unless you call a phone number within 24 hours, don’t be fooled. This is a scam.” The report indicates such emails will often be accompanied by a

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Public Tax Shaming

In 2019, the Oregon Legislature passed SB523, which authorized the Department of Revenue to publicly disclose the individual and business taxpayers who owe $50,000 or more. During the pandemic, the Department of Revenue put this program on hold.  However, with the worst of the pandemic in the rearview mirror, the Department is moving forward. Taxpayers

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Oregon Attorney General Warns of Tax Season Scams

Tax season is here, and with it come scams and frauds that target unsuspecting taxpayers. The Attorney General of Oregon, Ellen Rosenblum, has issued a warning and provided some tips to help people stay safe. Be wary of government imposter scams, in which scammers pose as representatives of government agencies or businesses. These scams often

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