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Jan 31, 2018

When a Court Struggles to Achieve the Obvious

GavelThere’s a socially cultivated sense of importance about our judicial system. There’s even an aura among some lawyers of reverence, if not sycophancy, toward appellate judges as though the work of appellate court judges is serious and intellectually demanding so that only the brightest minds can do the job.

It’s refreshing then to see an appellate court struggling with a question of great jurisprudential and social import: Whether a self-propelled lawn mower is a “motor … Read more

Jan 24, 2018

Is Tort Reform Fake News?

Fake newsDID YOU KNOW?

While much of the American public cries out for tort reform, only 0.002% of Americans filed tort lawsuits in 2015 compared to 0.01% in 1993; however, in November 2016, 87% of voters thought that too many lawsuits were filed in America according to this Wall Street Journal article. Fake news, anyone?

© 1/24/2018 Heather M. Carr of Hunt & Associates, P.C.  All rights reserved.… Read more

Jan 16, 2018

Basics of Estate Planning: Funding Your Trust

FamilyProperty you own can be transferred to your heirs or chosen beneficiaries upon your death in one of several ways.  If the particular asset is owned by you and another individual, as in the case of a residence which you jointly own with your spouse with a right of survivorship (JWROS), the property will automatically pass to your spouse upon your death.  Assets may also pass by means of a beneficiary designation, such as in … Read more

Jan 8, 2018

Can Oregon Survive Self-Service Gas

Gas PumpAs one of my daughters once perceptively noted, Oregon in general and Portland in particular act like middle children always waiving their arms and asking the world to “look at us”.  For some reason, much of the populace in Oregon thinks it is that interesting that others should take notice.

Oregon is somewhat unique in that it is one of only two states that do not allow people to pump their own gas.  That changed … Read more