Tag Archives: Lawsuits

Oregon hit with class action lawsuit over short school days for students with disabilities

Oregon is denying hundreds of students with disabilities the right to a full school day in violation of federal laws, and state education officials need to ensure that schools can and do provide them the complete and meaningful education to which they are entitled, say the advocates and parents behind a federal class action lawsuit […]
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Oregon horse appeals dismissal of lawsuit against former owner

Attorneys for a Portland-area horse who sued a former owner are appealing to a higher court after a Washington County judge dismissed the case last month. The Animal Legal Defense Fund is pressing ahead with a 2018 lawsuit on behalf of the horse, now named Justice, against the horse’s former owner, Gwendolyn Vercher of Cornelius, […]
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Lawsuit quickly ends: The Barrel Room drops $115k suit against bartender who drank on the job

Less than two weeks after a Portland bar filed a $115,000 lawsuit against one of its former bartenders – for prompting state regulators to temporarily suspend its liquor license – the bar has agreed to drop its lawsuit. An attorney for the bartender, Gunnar Hokan Jorstad, announced Saturday that The Barrel Room has agreed to […]
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Judge wants anti-logging lawsuit clarified 

An environmental lawsuit against logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests will be allowed to proceed as long as the allegations are made more specific. Source: Judge wants anti-logging lawsuit clarified | Oregon | capitalpress.com

Taxpayers take NORCOR to court, accused the jail of violating Oregon sanctuary state law

Four Wasco County taxpayers are accusing the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) near The Dalles and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of violating the Oregon sanctuary state law. Source: Taxpayers take NORCOR to court, accused the jail of violating Oregon sanctuary state law | KATU

Oregon Court of Appeals rules against youth plaintiffs in state climate lawsuit

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected an appeal filed by a pair of young Eugene residents who first sued the state in 2011 in an attempt to force officials to put in place new rules that work to slow climate change. Source: Oregon Court of Appeals rules against youth plaintiffs in state climate […]
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Klamath refuge management attacked from all sides

The federal government has been defending its management of six national wildlife refuges against legal challenges from both farmers and environmentalists. The U.S. Interior Department is facing three lawsuits filed by three environmental groups who allege its plans for the 200,000-acre Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex along the Oregon-California border violates several federal laws. […]
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Lawsuit filed to stop AEWR increase

The National Council of Agricultural Employers has filed suit seeking to stop huge increases in the minimum wage for H-2A-visa foreign guestworkers from taking effect. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.,  on Jan. 7 and asks for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to halt increases in the Adverse […]
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Editorial: Once again, it’s time to fix the ESA

A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit filed by an environmental group to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from shooting barred owls in an experimental attempt to boost numbers of the endangered spotted owl. At the same time, the service is struggling to explain if the program made any difference. Source: Editorial: […]
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Vale woman sues state agencies on Montwheeler case

Jessica Bates asserts the state Psychiatric Security Review Board, the state hospital and the Oregon Health Authority were negligent in freeing the Nampa man just weeks before he is accused of killing her husband, David, and a Weiser woman, Annita Harmon. Source: Vale woman sues state agencies on Montwheeler case | Malheur Enterprise