Tag Archives: Lawsuits

Lawsuit alleges Columbia County Jail not doing enough to protect inmates from COVID-19 threat

Federal lawsuit alleges inmate who felt ill was unable to distance from cell mate, adds that inmates must purchase soap. Source: Lawsuit alleges Columbia County Jail not doing enough to protect inmates from COVID-19 threat

Compassionate coronavirus release on hold as Oregon judge seeks medical information on federal inmate

“We’re going to watch this unfold and be horrified, because once it is spread in prison, we will not be able to stop it,” Oregon Federal Public Defender Lisa Hay argued Tuesday. Assistant U.S Attorney Donna Maddux said there was no urgency until inmate Jack Holden’s full medical records could be reviewed and his victims […]
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Lawsuit may complicate boost in available Oregon dam water

An environmentalist lawsuit threatens to complicate a planned boost in the amount of irrigation water diverted from behind 13 dams in Oregon’s Willamette River Basin. The legal challenge marks the latest snag in a process of allocating water from the flood control reservoirs that’s dragged on for about 30 years. Source: Lawsuit may complicate boost […]
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Oregon corrections officer files $7M hazing suit against state

An Oregon Department of Corrections officer is suing the state, a former coworker and corrections officials for $7 million after he was attacked with a stun gun. Source: Oregon corrections officer files $7M hazing suit against state – oregonlive.com

Oregon prison officer sues coworker, state for Taser attack

An Oregon Department of Corrections officer is suing the state and an ex-coworker for $7 million after he was attacked with a stun gun. Source: Facebook: Oregon prison officer sues coworker, state for Taser attack

Port defends harbor fee amid legal challenge

Fee helps maintain Pier 1. Lawyers for the Port of Astoria are defending the agency’s harbor maintenance fee, which has spawned a backlash from regional shippers and ports up the Columbia River. Source: Port defends harbor fee amid legal challenge | Local News | dailyastorian.com

Lawsuit seeks to block Oregon irrigation piping project |

Two Oregon landowners have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the Tumalo Irrigation District from replacing open canals with underground pipes to conserve water. Two Oregon landowners have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the Tumalo Irrigation District from replacing open canals with underground pipes to conserve water. The plaintiffs, Matthew James Smith and Paul […]
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Feds, state and Harney County officials urge judge to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit filed by widow of Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum 

The civil suit makes an “illogical leap” in claiming Greg Bretzing, the FBI’s former agent in charge in Oregon, and Dan Love, a former U.S. Bureau of Land Management agent, conspired to target Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his family and supporters, said attorney Leah Brownlee Taylor, representing the federal government and Bretzing. Source: Feds, state […]
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Metro’s $250 Million Homeless Services Measure Receives Legal Challenge

An Oregon business coalition filed a legal challenge Friday against a proposed ballot measure from Metro — the regional government for Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties. The proposed measure would ask voters in May to approve a personal and business tax slated to raise about $250 million for homeless services. Source: Metro’s $250 Million Homeless Services Measure […]
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Oregon Grocers and Manufacturers Go to Court to Fight Tax for Homeless

The challenge is unexpected in part because the advocates for homeless services worked closely with business groups. A group of business interests announced today they are challenging the ballot title for the $250 million annual tax measure referred by the regional government Metro to fund homeless services. Source: Oregon Grocers and Manufacturers Go to Court […]
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