Oregon Grocery Stores Delay Efforts to Sell Hard Liquor

When I first moved to San Francisco from Oregon, I came home with a bottle of liquor every time I went grocery shopping. My husband eventually noticed and asked me why? Simple – BECAUSE I COULD. Unlike in Oregon, Californians can buy booze at the grocery store instead of having to make separate trips to […]

Franklin Mathias — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

In 1986, Franklin Mathias was recognized as “Scouter of the Year” for the Eastern Oregon District. Less than a year later, the Mormon Church that sponsored Troop 513 in LaGrande, Oregon, kicked Mathias out of Scouting after years of volunteering, because the state police were investigating Mathias. He was arrested three months later on 9 […]

James Ross Richards — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

James Ross Richards initially registered with the Boy Scouts of America in 1983. He lived in Hillsboro, Oregon and was affiliated with local Boy Scout Troop 240 in Hillsboro. He resigned in October 1986 after he was arrested for the sexual exploitation of a minor, but it took another two years for the BSA to […]

Baltimore Doctor Y.K. Ramaiah Accused of Sexual Assault

Dr. Y.K. Ramaiah has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient 25 years ago when he practiced medicine in East Baltimore. The former patient contends that she was sexually assaulted by the doctor when she was 17 years old. During the assault, the examination room was locked and there was no female staff present in […]

More on Dumas Suit Against Scout Leader Clyde Brock

The Oregonian wrote this article on our filing of a new Oregon Boy Scout abuse lawsuit. The story details in part the negligence and attitude of the Boy Scouts in their handling of volunteer Clyde Brock whom they knew had been abusing young Scouts. The Oregonian writes: Scouting executives quietly blacklisted Brock from ever volunteering […]

Oregon Clyde Brock Boy Scout Abuse Lawsuit Filed 5/28/14

We filed a new sex abuse lawsuit today against the Boy Scouts of America and the local Boy Scout Council (Multnomah Co. Circuit Court Case No. 14CV05531). The perpetrator of the abuse was Clyde Brock, formerly of Oregon City, who was one of the creepiest perps in Oregon. His 1968 Boy Scout “Ineligible Volunteer file” […]

Mediation Scheduled in William Walker Sex Abuse Case

Today, we are mediating a case involving the United Methodist Church. We filed a sex abuse lawsuit against the church on January 29, 2013 on behalf of an adult man who was sexually abused as a young boy by Methodist pastor William Walker. Walker died of complications from AIDS, which the church disclosed after his […]

New Oregon Filing Against Boy Scout Leader Clyde Brock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2014 FORMER BOY SCOUT FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST BOY SCOUTS FOR SEXUAL ABUSE BY SCOUTMASTER IN 1960’s FOR MORE INFORMATION: Gilion C. Dumas 503-952-6789 gilion@dumaslawgroup.com Ashley L. Vaughn 931-206-0090 ashley@dumaslawgroup.com PORTLAND, OREGON – A former Boy Scout filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and Cascade Pacific […]

Clyde Brock — Oregon Boy Scouts Perversion File of Shame

We are getting ready to file a new sex abuse case in Portland against the Boy Scouts based on abuse by Clyde Brock (who died in 2001). Brock was featured in a 2012 article in The Oregonian because his Boy Scout “Ineligible Volunteer File” is Oregon’s worst example of how the Boy Scouts covered up […]

Kelly Clark Portrait – A Treasured Gift from a Client

We were both happy to unwrap this portrait of Kelly Clark, my former law partner. One of our lovely clients and friends commissioned the picture from her talented artist son after Kelly passed away last December. She found and embellished the antique frame herself. It is really a striking likeness of Kelly! We are honored […]

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