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Schumacher Schaudenfreude

While researching other cases at the courthouse, I decided to look up Schumacher Furs on OJIN, and I found some interesting tidbits to put a little spring in your step as you dance on the grave of Schumacher Furs & Outerwear...
I passed by the now-empty shell of Schumacher Furs and Outerwear on SW Morrison today. All that appeared to be left were some display window lighting fixtures and the awning signs, which makes two buildings that still have Schumacher detrius on them (their previous 10th and Yamhill location also has a falling-apart sign still on the building).

But Schumacher Furs still is active in the court system. Besides the TMT lawsuit for back rent and lease violations and the anti-SLAPP claims by In Defense of Animals, PETA, and IDA-affiliated people, there are other people and organizations who have claims against Schumacher Furs.

Turns out, Schumacher Furs stiffed their ad agency and allegedly stiffed a lawyer who worked for them!

Multnomah County Circuit Court Case No. 0603-02715 - INS Advertising v. Schumacher Furs - Schumacher's advertising agency sued them for over $25,000 in advertising expenses related to a fall 2005 ad campaign. On October 2, 2006, an arbitrator ruled for the ad agency for $25,851 plus interest, costs, and attorneys' fees for a total of $42,177.97.

The ad agency wanted to get the money while it was still around - they garnished Schumacher Furs' bank account on December 1, 2006 for $33,502.31, and the rest of the judgment was paid by January 3, 2007.


Lawyer Greg Oldham filed Case No. 0704-03956 against Schumacher Furs and Gregg Schumacher on April 9, 2007, alleging $20,958.43 in unpaid legal fees for work he performed for various Schumacher entities. This case is still pending.

Go figure 02.Jun.2007 16:04

mh

Thanks (again!) Varro for the interesting legal info. I learned long ago with a horrible ex-landlord that researching court records for past and/or current actions against "the adversary" often turn up some verrrry interesting (and often useful) info. Good job on doing the research the MSM can't - or won't - bother to do.

the saga continues 04.Jun.2007 11:28

more info

I heard on the radio last night that Gregg has been turned down by malls in Oregon, Washington, and California because of "the controversy". He hopes to use the lawsuit money to buy his own building.

more info please 04.Jun.2007 12:16

x

What's OJIN and how does one access these records?

from the last Saturday protest 04.Jun.2007 21:51

scooby dew

pics - and we are complying with the judge's order (more than 15' from the entrance and all the rest).
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more pics 04.Jun.2007 22:05

scooby dew

more pics
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