Tag Archives: Lawsuits

Oregon included in states suing over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

The suit asks a judge to declare the rule unconstitutional and say it was passed in an arbitrary and capricious manner. Source: Oregon included in states suing over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

Five states sue over Medicaid rule barring union dues payroll deductions for home health care workers

On May 13, attorneys general in five states – California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington – filed suit in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They seek to overturn an HHS final rule, issued May 6 barring states from making Medicaid payments to third parties on behalf of […]
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Oregon A.G. Rosenblum: Oregon Sues to Defend Medicaid Home Care Workers

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum issued the following news release: Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Oregon Governor Kate Brown joined a multi-state lawsuit opposing a new rule issued by the Trump Administration that undermines the rights of home care workers who are paid for by Medicaid funds. The new rules announced by the U.S. […]
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Court Filing, State Report Increase Tensions Over Foster Care

New reports and court filings seem to support the claim that Oregon’s foster care system is in the middle of a crisis. A renewed $24 million lawsuit filed against the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) and a report on the conditions of foster facilities in Utah are the latest in a growing set of […]
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Oregon DOJ sues Sackler family, made fabulously wealthy by Oxycontin sales

The Oregon Department of Justice has filed suit against eight members of the notorious Sackler family, who became fabulously wealthy selling Oxycontin and other highly addictive painkillers. Source: Oregon DOJ sues Sackler family, made fabulously wealthy by Oxycontin sales – oregonlive.com

Lawsuit Challenges Treatment of Mentally Ill Defendants

Disability Rights Oregon, an advocacy group for those with mental and physical disabilities, joins a growing chorus of those seeking to hold the state of Oregon in contempt over its treatment of mentally ill defendants. The group filed suit in federal court on Tuesday, May 14, the latest in a series of lawsuits designed to […]
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Oregon sues Purdue Pharma again, says owners unlawfully marketed opioids

Oregon’s attorney general Thursday filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and its owners. The company makes OxyContin, and the AG alleges that they transferred billions of dollars out of the company and unlawfully marketed the drug. Source: Oregon sues Purdue Pharma again, says owners unlawfully marketed opioids – oregonlive.com

Oregon gov, AG join suit to defend Medicaid home care workers

Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said Thursday they have joined a multi-state lawsuit opposing a new rule issued by the Trump Administration that they say undermines the bargaining rights of home care workers who are paid for by Medicaid funds. Source: Oregon gov, AG join suit to defend Medicaid home care workers […]
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State moved 2 young sisters into foster home, then sent 13-year-old abuser to live with them, $24 million lawsuit alleges

Oregon child welfare officials ignored eight years of warnings when they moved a 13-year-old boy with a history of abusing younger children into the same overcrowded foster home as two young sisters, according to new court documents. Source: State moved 2 young sisters into foster home, then sent 13-year-old abuser to live with them, $24 […]
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Groups sue to block grazing permits for pardoned Oregon ranchers

Three environmental groups are suing to block the renewal of a federal grazing permit for Dwight and Steven Hammond, the Eastern Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment inspired the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns. Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint May 13 in U.S. […]
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