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The History of Oregon’s E-Bike Law

The Oregon legislature passed  “The Electric Bicycle Bill” (HB 2602) in 1997.   It's now ORS 801.258.  The law was proposed by industry representatives to provide …

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Federal student loan forgiveness for people with disabilities

Our advice on pursuing student loan forgiveness related to permanent disability

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SUPREME COURT SUSTAINS JURY AWARD; LIMITS $500,000 DAMAGES CAP IN “THIRD PARTY” CLAIMS FOR INJURIES ON THE JOB

Zeferino Vasquez was paralyzed from the waist down when a hay bale cutting machine made by Double-Press Mfg. started unexpectedly while he was cleaning it…

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2018 Approval Rates For Disability Claims

The Social Security Administration recently released the 2018 disability decision data as part of their State Agency Operations Report. As you can see from this…

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The NE Tillamook greenway crossing NE 15th Avenue, featuring green "crossbike" markings on the asphalt to let drivers know bikers will be crossing the road.

Marked and Unmarked Crosswalks in Oregon: Our Take on ORS 801.220

On January 4th, 2019—less than a week ago—a pedestrian here in Portland was killed by a motor vehicle while crossing the street at the intersection…

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Right of Way in the Crosswalk: Legislative Solutions to Making the Cars Stop Without Entering the Killing Zone

by Ray Thomas, Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Attorney I. INTRODUCTION Why did the man on the curb with the dog glare angrily at the approaching…

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