Hawaii Lawsuit Shows Need for Statute of Limitations Reform

The man who sued “X-Men” filmmaker Bryan Singer for raping him as a teenager has added claims against three more Hollywood executives last week.  Michael Egan, who bravely and unusually used his own name in the litigation, alleges that he was an aspiring teen actor in Los Angeles when television executives Garth Ancier and David […]

Latest Victim of Fr. Maurice Grammond Catholic Archdiocese of Portland Sexual Abuse

View Complaint | View Press Release Over ten years after the Catholic Archdiocese of Portland first had knowledge that Father Maurice Grammond sexually abused boys, Grammond sexually molested another altar boy in his Seaside, Oregon parish, according to Portland attorney Gilion Dumas, of the Dumas Law Group, LLC.[1] A 52-year old Benton County man is […]

Do You Know James Allen Wilson?

BREAKING NEWS from Oregon.gov: A Prineville, Oregon Boy Scout volunteer James Allen Wilson has been indicted on charges of Sex Abuse in the First Degree. Following an investigation by Oregon State Police, James Allen Wilson, age 36, from Prineville, was indicted by a Klamath County Grand Jury and an arrest warrant issued. The investigation involved […]

Do You Have Information on Prineville Scoutmaster James Allen Wilson?

BREAKING NEWS: A Prineville, Oregon Boy Scout volunteer has been indicted on charges of Sex Abuse in the First Degree. Following an investigation by Oregon State Police, James Allen Wilson, age 36, from Prineville, was indicted by a Klamath County Grand Jury and an arrest warrant issued. The investigation involved allegations that Wilson sexually abused […]

WEBSITE PICTURES: Change Your Life Butterfly

We are trying to use only our own, original pictures on the Dumas Law Group website. Here’s the story behind the butterfly picture: My sister Tennison took this picture at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco when they were having a special butterfly exhibit. I was living in San Francisco at the time, she was […]

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 […]

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