Category Archives: Dept. of Justice (DOJ)

Head of embattled state agency fired after investigation

The administrator of the usually overlooked Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying has been dismissed from her job effective Friday. The exact reason for the firing of Mari Lopez is unclear, but she had been on administrative leave since November while an investigation was carried out looking into “contract and banking issues […]
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State moves to stop family lawsuits in Montwheeler case | Malheur Enterprise

In December the families of David Bates and Annita Harmon filed separate legal actions that claim three state agencies were negligent when they agreed to release Anthony Montwheeler. The Department of Justice, though, asserts the families have no right to sue the state. Source: State moves to stop family lawsuits in Montwheeler case | Malheur […]
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Deschutes judge accused of ethics violation from 2014 lawsuit

A Deschutes County Circuit Court judge is facing ethics complaints alleging she was a friend of someone involved with a lawsuit heard in her courtroom in 2014. Beth Bagley is accused of failing to disclose a personal relationship and recuse herself in two separate filings last month — one a lawsuit in U.S. District Court […]
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Pfizer settles Oregon probe over false advertising

Pfizer has agreed to shell out $975,000 after Oregon’s Department of Justice found the pharmaceutical giant misled consumers with deceptive coupons. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced details of the six-figure settlement on Monday, saying the pharmaceutical giant was “taking advantage of Oregonians. “”Pfizer enticed consumers with these coupons for one reason only —to sell […]
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Public record bills shine spotlight on transparency

Wednesday hearing focuses on two measures to add teeth to document requests, deadlines. In 2017, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed reforms into law to promote government openness and transparency. Two years later, some state officials and advocacy groups say there is more work to be done to strengthen Oregon’s public records law. A trio of bills […]
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Pfizer settles Oregon probe over false advertising

Pfizer has agreed to shell out $975,000 after Oregon’s Department of Justice found the pharmaceutical giant misled consumers with deceptive coupons. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced details of the six-figure settlement on Monday, saying the pharmaceutical giant was “taking advantage of Oregonians.” Source: Pfizer settles Oregon probe over false advertising | Mail Tribune

Oregon Files Multi-State Lawsuit Against Trump ‘Gag Rule’ On Abortion

Oregon took the lead on Tuesday in a multi-state front against the Trump administration’s “gag rule” on abortion providers. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a lawsuit in Eugene along with 20 other attorneys general from 19 states and the District of Columbia against a change to the Title X program on family planning. Source: Oregon […]
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Telecom companies top Oregon consumer complaints

In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Friday released the Oregon Department of Justice’s annual list of Top Ten Consumer Complaints, with telecommunications companies topping the list. In 2018, the Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline received 38,000 phone calls, which resulted in more than 7,000 written complaints, running the gamut […]
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Kistler: ‘Leave personal life at home and do your job’

First openly gay justice on any state high court in the nation retires from the Oregon Supreme Court after 15 years. Source: Kistler: ‘Leave personal life at home and do your job’

Editorial: Fight gag rule on abortion

Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon’s attorney general, is preparing to sue the Trump administration over a new rule that essentially prevents those who work in family planning clinics around the state from discussing abortion with their clients. She’s right to take up the fight. The administration issued new rules Feb. 22 that bar clinics receiving Title X […]
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