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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Oregon on
Q: Can a business in oregon, allocate theft on you and force you to leave. Then ban you from all of there stores. Innocent.

Entered, began shopping. After a short time, the manager comes up and says she has me on camera with a sound bar shoved down my pants.

Then says so I'm going to have to ask you to leave.

Confused, I say, I don't think so; can I see the video. She showed. The video depicts... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 25, 2023

An Oregon criminal defense attorney could analyze this best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney, it may be best to stay away from that store. They could create bigger headaches for you than the loss of store points. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Collections for Oregon on
Q: My husband's ex wife from 15 years ago had a medical bill while they were married they are coming after him to pay

In their divorce it said that she would have to pay her own medical bills and he would have to pay his but now after all this time the creditors are coming after him it's been so long and he didn't know she didn't pay and now the bill went from 6,000 to 16,000 what can we do this doesn't seem fair

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jan 25, 2023

It all depends upon the exact details. IF the creditor sued your husband and won in court, they would have gotten a Judgement against him. All Oregon Judgments are valid for 10 years and can be renewed once for an additional 10 years. So it is possible it is a collectable debt. If, however, they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: Is a text message considered written notice in Oregon if the recipient acknowledged and responded to the message?

Didnt get paid 1/20/23. I've had several conversations via text with my boss (owner of company) about it.

He randomly fires me on 1/23/23 via text. I've text him several times about him still owing me money. He refuses to respond. I know he is still using same phone because my... Read more »

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Yes, a text message works for the written notice required in a final paycheck. Just make sure your text has the content required.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Oregon on
Q: What statute of limitations apply to tenants by the entirety deeds that are challenged by grantor's heirs due to fraud
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Generally, seven years for fraud. See an attorney, there may be facts that allow more time based on the later discovery of fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Elder Law for Oregon on
Q: I'm 82 & paid $18,000 to a publishing company now know they are phoney..what do I do now and do I report to senior fraud
Theressa Hollis
Theressa Hollis
answered on Jan 20, 2023

This might be considered elder financial abuse. You can use Oregon’s toll-free hotline: 1-855-503-SAFE (7233) to report it.

You can also report scams and fraud in Oregon with the Consumer Hotline at 1-877-877-9392.

For more information you can go to this website:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Can my rent increase from $1375 to $1701 in Beaverton OR? I thought there is a 2023 limit of 14.3%
Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jan 18, 2023

The maximum rent increase in Oregon for 2023 is 14.6% over any 12 month rolling period. However, there are a small number of exceptions to the rent cap such as there being less than 15 years since the building got its first occupancy license or if it is part of a state or federal low income... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Is it legal for my landlord to talk to the ex housemate that assulted me in a domestic violence. Who call4 dog assult?

The roommate was told he has to move and now the landlord doesn't want to rent toe just the other roommate but they talk to each other and other people about me and eviction court and conspire stories to make up to try to get the judge to favor them the guy assulted me and the landlord and... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jan 18, 2023

I am not seeing much of a question here so it is difficult to know how to respond. IF your question is can the landlord and now ex-tenant talk about you between themselves, the answer is of course - you have no right to control who someone talks to or what they talk about. If you believe they are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Small Claims and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: I live in a multi family apartment complex, my neighbor makes a lot of noise, loud music and loud barking dog.

I have reported this to my landlord, property manager and leasing staff via email and in person more than 30 times since September 18, 2022, the day my neighbor moved in. But over 4 months later now very little has changed. My property manager kept asking me to present 3rd party confirmation but... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jan 18, 2023

First, if you are in Multnomah County and the dog either barks for more than 10 minutes straight or intermittently for more than 30 minutes, gather your proof (record it?) and file a complaint with Multnomah County Animal Control. The process can take some pursuit but they do try to enforce the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Education Law and Public Benefits for Oregon on
Q: I want to sue head start for kicking my son out because he has tourettes and called dhs on me 5 times before they kicked
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 17, 2023

An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. At this point, one option is to reach out to law firms to see if it's possible to set up a free initial consult to briefly discuss. In addition to your own attorney searches, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Oregon on
Q: I had a Newspaper write terrible things on me ad well as trying to do a interview video on me ,they posted lies

And had others as well ..Wads having a horse sale and rented the fairgrounds and had to cancel due to the articles written about me and accusations posted in there articles had to cancel it lost all my money

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 13, 2023

An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. One option is to consult with attorneys who handle defamation (libel and slander). Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Oregon on
Q: What to do if Previous employer didnt process workers comp claim and I have to pay the medical expenses?

Back in March of 2022, I sustained and injury and was taken to the ER by my employer. The following day I filed for workers comp for the visit as well as follow ups for the injury. A few months after I received a bill from the hospital. I contacted my employers HR to get it straightened out which I... Read more »

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Spencer Aldrich
answered on Jan 11, 2023

Sound like you were a Cal resident working for a Cal employer at the time of the injury, so jurisdiction would likely be in California's WC system (not Oregon's). You might consider posting this question in the CA forum, but really you should call a CA WC attorney.

If this were...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Oregon on
Q: Vehicle abandonement
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 11, 2023

An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks and it looks like part of it was left off. Some questions go unanswered here, but you could try reposting with additional facts (don't include personal information). Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Oregon on
Q: I signed a title away on a car and now it got towed and they want me to pay $1400 that I cant afford. What do I do?

My first car ended up breaking down a long time ago(maybe 2015ish?) and I ended up signing it over to a scrap yard as it no longer ran. In 2018 I got a call from someone claiming to be from a collection agency stating that it had been towed in a city I never go to (years after I had gotten rid of... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jan 10, 2023

If you want to do anything but have a Judgement entered against you, you must respond to the Summons and Complaint. It sounds likely that you failed to notify DMV when you turned the vehicle over to the scrap yard (as you were required to do) and they then did not scrap it. Tell DMV now, gather... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oregon on
Q: Can vets turn animals away when it’s life or death, and what happens if they do and the animal dies? This is in Oregon.
Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
answered on Jan 6, 2023

I am not aware of any laws requiring veterinarian hospitals to accept animal patients on an emergency basis. I understand hospitals must accept humans as patients on an emergency basis.

My dog needed emergency services I had to call around to find an opening after Dove Lewis informed...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Is it a legal defense when an agency wrote three letters willing and stating they are going to pay for the past due rent

My DV advacate tried to call the landlord for me and texted and left voicemail that they will pay the past due rent if 1600 but want a lease in my name and he evaded phone calls and we went to court the judge ruled for landlord because a third party promised to pay and that doesn't stop... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jan 6, 2023

Asking the same question multiple times doesn't change the answer. The rental assistance protections you likely are thinking of was a COVID emergency program that expired last September and is no longer in effect.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Went to eviction court judgment was made for the plaintiff because third party was going to pay the rent I had letter?

I had a letter from domestic violence help from tied to change they're going to help pay the back pay the rent of $1600 to the landlord was aware of that because I told him several times before court before you even serve me papers that my domestic violence Grant people would help with my... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jan 6, 2023

It is all in the timing. If you did not pay the rent owed in full by the end of the 72 hrs. specified in the notice, your landlord can evict. Period. He is not required to wait for some third party to pay the rent, whenever they get around to it.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Is it right that I got evicted in court cuz I had third party letter saying they would pay 1600 back rent ASAP

I'm a domestic violence victim from the house I moved into with the person the perpetrated that assaults me so the land was supposed to come meet with me and do a lease he never came I had an extra key cuz I got locks change from types of change and landlord never came he told me every day for... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jan 6, 2023

You seem to be missing the recognition that rent has a due date. If not timely paid, the landlord can throw you out. IF the landlord is willing to wait for the possibility of a third party payment, fine. But you can not force him to and if you have not paid, in full, by the deadline in your 144 hr... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Can landlord tell new rentals that I owe him money ? Recently was declined due to notes.

When I apply to rent new place court notes appear. I owe previous landlord 7,000

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jan 6, 2023

As long as it is truthful. This is precisely the kind of information new potential landlords want and need to know. Why would a new landlord want to rent to someone that just stiffed their last landlord? It is always difficult to rent a new place after being evicted from a previous place.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Was evicted. No hearing yet can landlord put court notes in to barr me from renting elsewhere?
Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jan 6, 2023

I am unclear as to your current status. IF you are actually out, you need to go to the first court appearance and tell the Judge. As long as you are out by the time of your appearance, the case should be dismissed and there will be no eviction on your rental record. Just so you know, you have not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: I had a very uncomfortable and unusual experience today at my apartment about a Pest Control Inspection

My questions have more than a 1000 characters. Should I post however many times one by one?

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jan 5, 2023

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