Frohnmayer, Gary and Rudnick win $440K for their client, and $560K for their firm.

8/20/2013: Part two of Duin’s series here:

“I didn’t understand,” Riddell admits, “how Mark Long could afford to have Bill Gary and Dave Frohnmayer come speak to the AG about an ongoing investigation. 

“Kroger wouldn’t meet with them. He and Frohnmayer hated each other. John thought it best they meet with me. I was the one to tell them they weren’t going to be treated differently than anyone else. I was the ‘No’ guy.”


8/18/2013: Steve Duin has part one of a series on John Kroger and this episode in the Oregonian. Meanwhile the bar has decided not to pursue my ethics complaint against Rudnick, Gary, and Geller. I’m preparing an appeal and I’ll have more when that’s submitted.

8/7/2013: From WWeek. The Oregon DOJ has settled the Mark Long / Cylvia Hayes / John Kroger / Sean Riddell cases for $1M. The DOJ says:

The state will pay Long $1 million. There is no admission of liability. Win or lose, these cases would have been significantly more expensive had they continued. The $1 million settlement covers the $560,000 attorney fee judgment won by Long in a case that was on appeal as well as the $7.5 million lawsuit he had filed separately.

Sharon Rudnick billed a lot of hours on this too, at $400 per. No word on whether or not UO’s Randy Geller will now retract his apology to Kroger. And still waiting for the Oregon Bar to decide how far to pursue the ethics complaint against Rudnick, Gary and Geller for allegations of lack of candor with the tribunal, in an attempt to pad legal fees for that $560K payday. The Oregonian has more here.

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9 Responses to Frohnmayer, Gary and Rudnick win $440K for their client, and $560K for their firm.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Check your mailbox

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think it’s fair to the university and its tuition-paying students that you spend time on frivolous bar complaints that don’t even concern the UO. Your doing so also reflects poorly on UO faculty.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks Randy, but it’s bedtime.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I am not Randy or Sharon or Dave or Jim or any of the usual folks you assume detractors are, but I agree with the above fellow. Aside from the joy you clearly get from trashing folks reputations, you waste an incredible amount of time, yours and those who have to defend against your frivolous and often mean spirited bar complaints and requests for public records. You are a grown man. Act like it.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Could there be a simple explanation? Frohnmayer endorses Rosenblum for AG and then, after she’s elected, she hands his firm a big check. http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2012/01/dave_frohnmayer_endorses_bonam.html

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    • Anonymous says:

      Rosenblum initially appealed the District Court’s opinion. As the story explains, the state settled because it was $3.6 million in the hole. Not a particularly complicated decision.

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