Archive for May, 2012
With many options to choose from, Meg Houlihan has decided to attend Yale Law School this fall. Meg has been a member of our firm since 2006 when she was in high school. We have been lucky to have her return to us on breaks from her schooling. We are excited that she chose to go to Yale and wish her the best in school, even though we will dearly miss her.
In the case Eads v. Borman, ___ Or ___ (April 26, 2012), the Oregon Supreme Court upheld summary judgment in favor of our client on the issue of vicarious liability. Molly Jo Mullen and Deanna Wray handled the case before the trial court, and Rick Lee argued the case before the Supreme Court. The key issue determined by the Court was when a nonnegligent person or entity may be held vicariously liable on an apparent agency theory for physical injuries negligently inflicted by a medical professional. The Court provided a much needed analysis of the circumstances under which such vicarious liability would attach, given the modern context in which medical services are provided. The Court also agreed that the record was insufficient to permit a jury to find our client vicariously liable.
Heather Bowman was recognized as a 2011-2012 Andrea Swanner Redding Outstanding Mentor for her mentorship of a law student at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. We always knew she is a great role model and are proud of her accomplishment.