Tag Archives: Lawsuits

National Guard worker accused of bilking military of $6.4 million in bogus work

A civilian member of the Oregon National Guard who managed the repair of small-engine parts and generators for the military at Camp Withycombe is accused of seeking $6.4 million in reimbursements from the U.S. Department of Defense for work that was never done. Source: National Guard worker accused of bilking military of $6.4 million in […]
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$40 million lawsuit alleges asbestos cover-up at SW Portland apartments

A $40 million lawsuit claims that managers of a Southwest Portland apartment complex endangered employees by exposing them to asbestos even though construction crews had warned that the cancer-causing fibers were present. Source: $40 million lawsuit alleges asbestos cover-up at SW Portland apartments | OregonLive.com

Oregon judge refuses to be first in the nation to let animals sue

A Washington County judge on Monday threw out a $100,000 lawsuit filed in the name of Justice the horse, finding that animals indeed lack the legal standing to sue. Source: Oregon judge refuses to be first in the nation to let animals sue | OregonLive.com

Oregon AG Rosenblum accuses OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of deceptive marketing in new lawsuit

Purdue Pharma targeted Oregon seniors in a deceptive marketing campaign for the opioid painkiller OxyContin and lied to the Oregon Board to Pharmacy to boost its profits, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum alleged in a lawsuit filed Thursday. Source: Oregon AG Rosenblum accuses OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of deceptive marketing in new lawsuit – Portland Business […]
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Groundbreaking case of horse suing ex-owner now in judge’s hands

Animal rights activists on Friday asked a Washington County judge to make a ruling that would be the first of its kind in the nation: Allow a once-neglected and severely malnourished horse to sue its owner. Never before has a non-human successfully sued in the U.S., said Matthew Liebman, a California attorney and one of four […]
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Oregon DOJ says opioid manufacturer targets senior citizens, lied to sell drugs in state

Opioid powerhouse Purdue Pharma lied to the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy and targeted senior citizens, claims a lawsuit filed Thursday by the Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. Rosenblum’s office filed a notice June 27 in a first step toward suing the Oxycontin manufacturer over what the state says are 10 years of violations of a state […]
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Oregon baby dies at day care after child welfare officials ignore red flags, lawsuit says

After Oregon child welfare workers overlooked allegations that an infant suffered traumatic injuries at his small day care center, a second baby boy died months later in the care of the same day care operator, according to a lawsuit filed this week by the boy’s estate. The dead boy’s pediatrician also failed to report physical […]
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Groups sue to stop logging project near Mount Hood 

Four environmental groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service to stop a major logging project on the east shoulder of the Mount Hood National Forest near the White River in north-central Oregon. Source: Groups sue to stop logging project near Mount Hood – Timber – Capital Press

Oregon AG again sues maker of OxyContin

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Thursday sued Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, claiming it has been falsely and deceptively marketing its opioid drug in Oregon since an earlier agreement not to do so more than a decade ago. Source: Oregon AG again sues maker of OxyContin – KTVZ

Editorial: Transparency takes another hit with state’s unwarranted secrecy

It seems self-evident that the entire process of making new laws should be open to the public. Legislating is inherently of public interest – actions by government to tax, mandate, restrict or otherwise exert control over its constituents should be something that those constituents can weigh in on from the very start. But for reasons […]
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