Appellate Opinions

Mike Bloom successfully prosecuted numerous cases through the appellate courts, many of which resulted in published opinions, a few of which are listed below.

Significant Appellate Decisions*

Howell v. Boyle, 353 Or 361, 298 P3d 1 (2013) (on certification from the Ninth Circuit) (Establishes to what extent a municipal employee can be liable for his own negligence.)

Burdette v. Miller, 243 Or App 423, 259 P3d 976 (2011) (Successfully established the an order of fault is proper sanction for a defendant who repeatedly fails to appear at his deposition.)

Crismon v. Parks238 Or App 426, 241 P3d 1200 (2010) (Establishes that a defendant is liable for all the damages caused even if the injured person is more susceptible than normal to injury.)

May v. Viejo, 224 Or App 93, 198 P2d 943 (2009) (Establishes that when the medical bills require the jury to award damages for pain and suffering, the jury must do so.)

Abrams v. General Star Indemnity Co., 335 Or 392, 67 P3d 931 (2003) (on certification from the Ninth Circuit) (Successfully broadened an insurer’s duty to defend an insured under Oregon law).

Potter v. Schlesser Company, Inc., 335 Or 209, 63 P3rd 1172 (2003) (Successfully established an attorneys right to recover contingent fees from a defendant under Oregon law).

To v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Co., 319 Or 93, 873 P2d 1072 (1994) (Successfully broadened an injured persons right to recover uninsured motorist benefits against an insurer for injuries sustained by a phantom vehicle under Oregon law).

In re Hanford Nuclear Reservation Litig. v. E.I. Dupont (pdf), 292 F3d 1124 (9 Cir. 2002) (successfully broadened causation standard in radiation cases to but for causation standard, co-authored brief).

*Cases published before 1998 are not available on the State website.

Oregon Supreme Court Decisions*

Howell v. Boyle, 353 Or 361, 298 P3d 1 (2013)
Fresk v. Kramer, 337 Or 513, 99 P3d 282 (2004)
Potter v. Schlesser Company, Inc., 335 O 209, 63 P3rd 1172 (2003)
Abrams v. General Star Indemnity Co., 335 Or 392, 67 P3d 931 (2003)

To v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Co., 319 Or 93, 873 P2d 1072 (1994)
Martini v. Beaverton Insurance Agency, Inc., 314 Or 200 (1992)
*Cases published before 1998 are not available on the State website.

Oregon Court of Appeals Decisions*

Burdette v. Miller, 243 Or App 423, 259 P3d 976 (2011)
Crimson v Parks, 238 Or App 426, 241 P3d 1200 (2010)
Laird v. Allstate Ins. Co., 232 Or App 162, 170, 221 P3d 780 (2009)
May v. Viejo, 224 Or App 93, 198 P2d 943 (2009)
Morey v. Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, 207 Or App 161 (2006)

Beall Transp. Equip. Co. v. S. Pac. Transp. Co., 187 Or App 472; 68 P3d 259 (2003)
Fresk v. Kramer, 185 Or App 582; 60 P3d 1147 (2003)
Beall Transp. Equip. Co. v. S. Pac. Transp. Co., 186 Or App 696; 64 P3d 1193 (2003)
Gross v. Hacker, 168 Or App 529; 4 P3d 1281(2000)
Potter v. Schlesser Company, Inc., 171 Or App 646; 17 P3d 529 (2000)
Beall Transp. Equip. Co. v. S. Pac. Transp. Co., 170 Or App 336; 13 P3d 130 (2000)
Beaman v. Mt. Hood Meadows, 159 Or App 479; 978 P2d 415 (1999)
Winfrey v. Downtown Delicatessen, Inc., 157 Or App 668; 971 P2d 476 (1998)
Varin v. City of Portland, 145 Or App 603; 930 P2d 903 (1997)
Boland v. Keller Ladder Inc. 147 Or App 346; 933 P2d 986 (1997)
Spencer v. M.L. Kauth, Inc., 135 Or App 326, 897 P2d 1209 (1995)
Lutz v. State of Oregon, et al., 130 Or App 278, 881 P2d 171 (1994)
To v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Co., 123 Or App 404, 860 P2d 294 (1994)
Hovey v. Davis, 120 Or App 425, 852 P2d 929 (1993)
Varin v. City of Portland, 125 Or App 405; 867 P2d 503 (1993)
Martini v. Beaverton Insurance Agency, Inc., 103 Or App 587, 798 P2d 704 (1990)
*Cases published before 1998 are not available on the State website.