Lake Oswego School Lawsuit Settled

This week, the Lake Oswego School District approved the settlement of claims brought by five brave men who committed themselves to finding justice for the sexual abuse they suffered as children at the hands of their elementary school teacher.  The men were in Judd W. Johnson’s fifth-grade class when, these men claimed, he sexually fondled […]

Oregon District Court Enforces Narrow Exception Rule Wrongful Discharge Case

An Oregon District Court has enforced the “narrow exception” rule in a wrongful discharge lawsuit brought against Vestas-American Wind Tech., Inc. The plaintiff, a former employee of the company was injured on the job and had filed a worker’s compensation claim and then went on leave pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). When […]

Girl Boy Scouts? Yes, There Are Girls in the Boy Scouts

Sometime in the 1960s, the Boy Scouts commissioned a study to determine why many boys started losing interest in Scouting when they entered their teen years. This study concluded that interest in Scouting was inversely proportional to interest in girls. Go figure. (To be fair, the study reached several conclusions about how to keep older […]

We Are Proud to Announce the Official Opening of Dumas Law Group!

It’s official! The Dumas Law Group opened its doors for business on March 31, 2014. (April 1 would have been more logical, but I didn’t want anyone thinking it was an April Fools prank!) The website isn’t final yet, but soon, we hope. We are based in Portland, but handle cases across the country. After […]

Four Men Sue Mormon Church, Boy Scouts over Sexual Abuse

Four former Idaho boy scouts are suing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and the Boy Scouts of America because they say neither group did enough to prevent them from being sexually abused as children. The attorneys for the four men with Idaho ties make the case that both organizations could have […]

Did Boy Scouts, LDS Church Fail to Inform Parents of Pedophiles?

A federal court case filed here Monday against the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) names a Driggs man as one of three alleged perpetrators of sexual abuse crimes against now-former Boy Scouts. Plaintiffs in the case accuse the defendants — the LDS Church, (that has […]

Gilion Dumas: Files Reveal Cover-up on Scoutmaster Abuse [VIDEO]

Gilion Dumas, co-counsel on the Boy Scout case, talks about the recently released “perversion files,” which details allegations of sexual abuse within the Boy Scouts.  The perversion files were the subject of a hotly contested court battle and were instrumental in bringing justice for the survivors of Boy Scout sexual abuse.

Portland Church Sued for $5.25 Million over Alleged Abuse

A 30-year old Oregon woman last month filed a $5.25 million lawsuit against the Apostolic Faith Church, a Portland-based worldwide Pen-tecostal missionary organization, for severe childhood sexual abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of two different church leaders from 1986 to 1990. The woman, identified in court documents only as HK, “has overcome an […]

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