Tag Archives: Lawsuits

Lawsuit seeks up to $4.5M for Oregon girl who was abused in state care

A $4.5 million lawsuit filed Thursday accuses the Oregon Department of Human Services and at least three child welfare workers of negligence for placing a teenage girl in a home where she was allegedly sexually abused between 2012 and 2015. Source: Lawsuit seeks up to $4.5M for Oregon girl who was abused in state care […]
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State cop alleges ‘caustic’ culture: Use of n-word, nepotism, intimidation, retaliation

A senior Oregon State Police trooper is suing the head of the agency’s Office of Professional Standards and two supervisors, contending they failed to hold officers accountable for alleged misconduct, including one sergeant investigated for extensively using a racial slur on the job. Source: State cop alleges ‘caustic’ culture: Use of n-word, nepotism, intimidation, retaliation […]
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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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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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Supreme Court next? Oregon ‘climate kids’ suit rejected

Oregon Appeals Court knocks public trust doctrine; Multnomah County seeks to file amicus curiae. The kids pushing state leaders to take action on climate change will address their pleas to the Oregon Supreme Court — after the students found the door locked at the Oregon Court of Appeals. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Supreme Court […]
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Group faces legal battle, files Supreme Court review to preserve natural resources in Oregon

Kelsey Juliana was born in Eugene. Her middle name, Cascadia, honors her Pacific Northwest roots. But, Juliana said, home is not what it once was. “We are seeing the effects of climate change first-hand as young people, growing up in the state of Oregon,” Juliana told FOX 12 at a press conference Friday. The environmental […]
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Sleepy driver who crashed car, lost his leg sues Oregon for $2.5 million

A driver who lost his leg when he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a guardrail has filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against the state. Jared Verardo faults the Oregon Department of Transportation for what Verardo’s lawsuit describes as “an obsolete and unsafe guardrail system which did not comply with federal highway administration […]
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With Oregon in lead, 20 states sue Trump administration over abortion obstacles

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, acting on behalf of 20 states, filed suit in federal district court in Eugene on Tuesday seeking to block new Trump administration obstacles for women seeking to obtain abortions. The lawsuit, brought by the 20 Democrat-led states and the District of Columbia, contends the new rules are unconstitutional. Source: With […]
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Oregon becomes battleground for abortion gag rule

Doctors, clinics, AGs file lawsuits to challenge Trump administration. The initial fight over the Trump administration’s abortion gag rule will take place in Oregon. A coalition of national and state health care organizations and 21 state attorneys general filed a pair of lawsuits in U.S. District Court in Eugene on Tuesday seeking to block implementation […]
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Timber Industry Challenge To Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion Gets Day In Court

With no word from the Trump administration on the fate of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, an industry lawsuit moves forward. A timber industry lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument will be heard by a federal judge in Medford on Tuesday. Source: Timber Industry Challenge To Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion Gets Day In […]
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