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Duane A. Bosworth

Duane Bosworth represents clients in communications, media law and litigation, and constitutional and government litigation. He has extensive experience in pre-publication and pre-broadcasting issues, and in litigation regarding access and closure matters. Duane’s expertise includes defending against defamation and privacy claims for book, magazine and newspaper publishers, and for film and broadcast clients.

Practice Highlights
  • Ongoing representation of nine newspaper chains
  • Litigation regarding city cable regulations
  • Ongoing representation of Fox News station
  • Defense of class action suit regarding cable fees

Representative Experience

Cawley-Herrmann v. Meredith Corporation

Successfully represented Meredith Corp., owner of KPTV in Portland, Ore., in motion to dismiss and subsequent motion for reconsideration in a lawsuit brought by plaintiff alleging a new theory of invasion of privacy through the publicity of her identity as the subject of allegedly false and unsubstantiated allegations. 654 F.Supp.2d 1264 (W.D. Wash. 2009)

Oregon Health & Science University v. The Oregonian

Obtained summary judgment for media client in public records litigation. (Or. App. 2008)

Duboff v. Playboy Enterprises International, Inc. et al.

Defended client in federal court against defamation and invasion of privacy claims. (D. Or. 2007)

Johnson v. HarperCollins Publishers, LLC

Obtained dismissal of right of publicity/misappropriation claims in federal district court and affirmance on appeal to the 9th Circuit. (9th Cir. 2007)

Juvrud v. Meredith Corp.

Defended defamation claim brought against a television station arising out of a news broadcast. (2007)

Liysa Northon, et al. v. Ann Rule, et al.

Defense of defamation and false light claims in federal court. (2007)

Gardner v. Clear Channel Communications

Obtained dismissal of defamation and invasion of privacy claims. (2006)

I.C. Marketing, et al. v. The Taunton Press

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Taunton in litigation regarding magazine subscriptions and distribution. (2006)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Director; Past Chair – Oregon Bar Press Broadcasters Council
  • Director, Open Oregon
  • Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association
  • Oregon Association of Broadcasters
  • Director; Past President – Understanding Racism Foundation
  • Past Chair, Diversity Task Force, Oregon State Bar Association
  • Director, Police Athletic League
  • Past Chair, University of Oregon Law School Board of Visitors
  • Past Chair, Urban League of Portland
  • Past elected official – county, state and national bar associations
  • Past Director, Portland Art Museum

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Oregon Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2006