Julie Vacura Presents Summary Judgment CLEMarch 7, 2019
Julie Vacura made a presentation about Summary Judgment on March 7, 2019 for the Multnomah Bar Association Young Litigators Forum. The Young Litigators Forum is a series of weekly, one-hour seminars on litigation issues geared towards members who are new to the practice of law.
Larkins Vacura Kayser Awarded for Supporting Legal Aid Funding in OregonFebruary 21, 2019
Larkins Vacura Kayser is a proud supporter of the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ), an organization devoted to supporting legal aid programs for low-income and elderly Oregonians. At its annual awards luncheon, CEJ again recognized Larkins Vacura Kayser as a Justice Council firm. This designation means that the firm’s per capita giving was between $301 and $499 for each attorney. In addition, CEJ recognized Bill Larkins, John Rake, and Hopi Costello Ruplin for their service on CEJ committees formed to create and reinforce support for access to justice in the legal community.
Bridget Donegan Presents E-Discovery CLEFebruary 21, 2019
Larkins Vacura Kayser attorney Bridget Donegan taught a CLE on E-Discovery law and practice for the Multnomah Bar Association on February 20, 2019. The presentation focused on emerging case law and best practices for effectively and efficiently managing discovery of electronic records in federal and state courts.
Larkins Vacura Kayser Defeats $50 Million Damages Claim Against Bank ClientFebruary 13, 2019
Larkins Vacura Kayser attorneys Cody Hoesly and Bill Larkins recently obtained the dismissal with prejudice of a $50 million damages claim against our client, a bank. Fourteen Oregon counties sued our client, along with several other banks, and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), alleging that the defendants had conspired to defraud the counties of fees charged for recording mortgage assignments. The counties argued that the defendants recorded mortgages that falsely identified the beneficiary as MERS, which allowed the defendants to sell the mortgages on the secondary market without recording mortgage assignments with the counties. Following the court’s dismissal of all but one of the counties’ claims, and the court’s entry of an order sanctioning the counties for discovery violations …