Rice_v._Oriental_Fireworks

Rice_v._Oriental_Fireworks - 75 Ore App 627 707 P.2d 1250...

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75 Ore. App. 627, *; 707 P.2d 1250, **;  1985 Ore. App. LEXIS 3928, ***  GREGORY A. RICE, Appellant, v. ORIENTAL FIREWORKS COMPANY; HORSE BRAND FIREWORKS CO.; TEMPLE OF HEAVEN BRAND FIREWORKS CO., Defendants, J. C. CHOU and J.C. ORIENTAL FIREWORKS, INC., a Maryland corporation, Respondents, ROY NE & COMPANY FIREWORKS, Defendant CA No. A32672 COURT OF APPEALS OF OREGON 75 Ore. App. 627; 707 P.2d 1250; 1985 Ore. App. LEXIS 3928   March 15, 1985, Argued and submitted   October 9, 1985, Filed SUBSEQUENT HISTORY:    [***1]   Argued and submitted March 15,  1985; Reconsideration Denied  November 22, 1985; petition for  review denied February 19, 1986 Reconsideration Denied  November 22, 1985. Petition for  Review Denied February 19, 1986 (300 Or 546). PRIOR HISTORY:    Appeal from Circuit Court,  Multnomah County. Clifford B.  Olsen, Judge. No. 8206-03933. DISPOSITION:  Reversed and  remanded. COUNSEL:  Larry N. Sokol,  Portland, argued the cause for  appellant. With him on the briefs  was Jolles, Sokol & Bernstein,  P.C., Portland. Peter R. Chamberlain, Portland,  argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief was Bodyfelt Mount Stroup & Chamberlain,  Portland. JUDGES:  Buttler, Presiding  Judge, and Warren and Rossman, Judges. OPINIONBY:  WARREN OPINION:    [*629]     [**1253]    Plaintiff appeals from a judgment  dismissing his claim against J. C.  Chou (Chou) for lack of personal  jurisdiction. Plaintiff filed this claim against,  inter alia , n1 J.C. Oriental  Fireworks, Inc., (Oriental) a  Maryland corporation, and Chou,  a Maryland resident, for personal  injuries he suffered while  discharging fireworks distributed  by Oriental or Chou. n2 In a  pretrial order, ultimately reduced  to the judgment appealed from,  the trial court granted  Chou's  [***2]   motion to dismiss  for lack of personal jurisdiction.  Oriental then dismissed local  counsel and allowed an  uncontested judgment to be taken  against it in the amount of  approximately $ 432,000.  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Footnotes - - -  - - - - - - - - - - - - n1 Defendants Oriental Fireworks  Company, Horse Brand Fireworks  Co., Temple of Heaven Brand  Fireworks Co. and Roy Ne &  Company Fireworks were never  served and therefore are not  involved in this case.  n2 Defendant argues that plaintiff  did not allege that Chou was  1
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personally liable for plaintiff's  injuries. The complaint is broad  enough to admit proof that Chou,  in his personal capacity, did all the acts alleged.
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