Lawyer is your best authority - Posted by John Merchant
Posted by John Merchant on June 12, 2007 at 10:14:30:
First see if such a lawsuit has been successfully filed and prosecuted by any lawyer in the Portland area.
If so, make an appointment and go have a talk with that lawyer and get his/her opinion as that’s the one that would be most valuable to you here.
You could probably find local lawsuits of this type online, maybe with your lawyer’s help, so that could help reduce your consultation fee since you’d be doing some of the legal research necessary.
Since a lawsuit isn’t officially “reported” in the law books unless it’s appealed to an appelate court, the only place it’s going to be on record is the local Clerk’s office where it was filed.
You’re certainly welcome to go to the local clerk’s office and browse their computer to see if any similar suits have been filed.
It’s public information you or I have the right to see and in most clerk’s offices these days there will be a counter or table top computer set up so anybody can use it to browse filings.