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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.224.5858

Bruce L. Campbell

Partner
Represented industrial property owner in appeal seeking insurance coverage for over $20 million in environmental cleanup costs. Oregon Supreme Court reversed Court of Appeals, ruling that property owner is entitled to coverage under comprehensive general liability, bumbershoot, and marine insurance policies.
Represented broker-dealer in appeal from pretrial dismissal of negligence claims. Oregon Supreme Court concluded that the broker-dealer did not have a special relationship with investor that permitted assertion of tort claims.
Represented securities broker-dealer in appeal from order denying motion to compel arbitration. Court of Appeals reversed and directed trial court to compel arbitration.
Represented electric utility in declaratory judgment action seeking to terminate power purchase agreement. District court granted summary judgment for client, ruling that it was entitled to terminate agreement on reasonable notice.
Represented electric utility in appeal from order denying motion to compel arbitration. Court of Appeals reversed trial court, and ordered it to grant motion to compel arbitration.
Represented electric utility in defense of $80 million claim challenging increase to industrial users electric rates. Court of Appeals affirmed trial court's dismissal of all claims.
Represented public school district in challenge to reimbursement district that required property owners to share a portion of school district's cost of building roadway. Court of Appeals affirmed trial court's determination that fees assessed against property owners were appropriate and did not violate United States or Oregon Constitutions.
Represented utility in defense of employment discrimination lawsuit. Summary judgment for utility affirmed on appeal.
Obtained $1.4 million arbitration award and permanent injunction based on claims for corporate raiding, breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract.
Obtained dismissal of complaint alleging $80 million in damages due to increase in electric rates.
Represented defendant in appeal of $1 million judgment based on jury verdict. Court of Appeals reversed judgment and remanded for new trial.
Represented Portland School District discrimination claim before Oregon Supreme Court in which the Court upheld school district's practice.
Represented broker-dealer against claims for violation of federal and state securities laws arising from respondent's securities lending business. Claimant sought damages of over $50 million plus attorney fees. After five days of hearings, panel granted summary award for respondent and awarded it $287,000 in attorney fees and costs.
Successfully defended broker-dealer in arbitration, federal district court, and Ninth Circuit in action arising from options trading.
Represented broker-dealer in lawsuit alleging that broker-dealer and its registered representative failed to follow instructions and recommended inappropriate investments. District court granted client's motion for partial summary judgment and dismissed claims for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and violation of Oregon Unfair Trade Practices Act.
Obtained reversal on appeal of $1 million jury verdict on counterclaim for breach of contract.
Represented Louisiana-Pacific (respondent) on appeal from defense verdict in claim by State of Oregon for restitution of costs of suppressing forest fire.
Represented Springfield School District (appellant) in appeal from judgment for defendant in public records act case.
Coauthored amicus brief in Doe v. Medford School District, addressing public-entity rights as property owner and employer and state statutes concerning concealed weapons.
Coauthored amicus brief in Washburn v. Columbia Forest Products concerning intersection of Oregon Medical Marijuana Act and federal law pertaining to controlled substances.
Represented public school district in appeal from judgment for plaintiff on IDEA and ยง1983 claims. Obtained reversal of judgment and affirmance of pretrial rulings dismissing ADA and Rehabilitation Act claims.