Tag Archives: Lawsuits

Kate Brown, Ellen Rosenblum sue Donald Trump over sanctuary status laws

Gov. Kate Brown and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum have filed suit against President Trump in an attempt to void two federal laws requiring states to aid immigration authorities. The suit, filed Friday in federal court in Eugene, claims those laws violate the 10th Amendment, which separates state and federal powers, by demanding states enforce federal […]
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Salem woman sues DMV for whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment

A Salem woman is suing the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles for more than a million dollars and accusing the agency of retaliating against her for reporting sexual harassment. The woman filed the whistleblower lawsuit against her former employer Thursday. Source: Salem woman sues DMV for whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment

High court declines to extend halt to Oregon youths’ climate change lawsuit

The Supreme Court on Friday declined for now to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government isn’t doing enough to prevent climate change. But the high court told the Trump administration that the government can still petition a lower court to dismiss the case as the government had asked the high […]
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Bullied student sues Beaverton schools for $400,000

A former Beaverton High School student says her school and school district failed to shield her from a bully, even though she repeatedly complained to a school counselor and was beaten by the other student. Source: Bullied student sues Beaverton schools for $400,000

Lawsuit could have a broad effect on pot industry

A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on America’s budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property’s value. The trial set to begin Monday in Denver is the first time a jury will consider a lawsuit using federal anti-racketeering […]
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Judge Sides With Gov. Kate Brown’s Administration on Public Records Lawsuit

Portland lawyers routinely request early draft legislation. In this general election year, however, the state denied such requests. The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the Portland law firm Davis Wright Tremaine cannot get a look until after the Nov. 6 election at the draft 2019 legislation it sought. Source: Judge Sides With […]
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Judge tosses Oregon county’s marijuana lawsuit against state

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by an Oregon county that targeted the state over legalized marijuana. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane signed a formal order dismissing Josephine County’s lawsuit earlier this week, saying a city or county doesn’t have standing to sue a state in federal court, The Daily Courier reported Thursday. The lawsuit […]
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Yurok Tribe | Climate Change Lawsuit – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Yurok tribe in the Klamath River basin has canceled Chinook salmon fishing for the third year in a row. The tribe says the lack of fish causes incalculable economic and cultural damage. An unprecedented legal challenge to current climate change policy is still on hold at this hour, awaiting a decision out of the U.S. […]
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UPDATE: State appeals judge’s order to disclose proposed legislation

UPDATE: State officials have filed an appeal of the Marion County judge’s order to release by Friday hundreds legislative proposals Gov. Kate Brown’s administration has sought to keep secret. In a Thursday court filing, Sarah Weston, attorney for the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, argued that the Oregon appellate judges are likely to reverse the […]
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The Energy 202: Why New York’s new climate lawsuit against ExxonMobil is different

The AG is relying on the Martin Act. Over the past few years, several state and local governments have sued big oil companies, seeking to hold them responsible for damages from rising seas and inland wildfires connected to climate change. So far, none of these lawsuits have seen much success. But that may soon change with a lawsuit just filed by […]
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