Tag Archives: Lawsuits

Federal judge lifts extra oversight of Oregon State Hospital, citing improvements

A federal judge ruled this week that Oregon no longer needs extra oversight to ensure criminal defendants in need of mental health treatment get to the Oregon State Hospital within seven days. Source: Federal judge lifts extra oversight of Oregon State Hospital, citing improvements – oregonlive.com

Judge lifts extra oversight of Oregon State Hospital

A federal judge has ruled that Oregon no longer needs extra oversight to ensure criminal defendants in need of mental health treatment get to the Oregon State Hospital within seven days. Source: Judge lifts extra oversight of Oregon State Hospital

Cannabis Company Sues to Halt Oregon Ban on Flavored Cannabis Vapes

Two weeks after the Oregon Court of Appeals halted Gov. Kate Brown’s ban on flavored nicotine vaping products, a cannabis distributor has filed a lawsuit challenging the ban on flavored weed vapes. Source: Cannabis Company Sues to Halt Oregon Ban on Flavored Cannabis Vapes – Willamette Week

Federal judge won’t hold state hospital in contempt for wait times

After several months of noncompliance, wait times for patients being admitted to the Oregon State Hospital are back in compliance with a 2002 rule requiring the facility to take just seven days to admit patients who have been ordered there. That’s according to a federal judge in Portland, who released an opinion Tuesday, Oct. 29, […]
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Federal Judge Ends Lawsuit Against Oregon State Hospital

In an order signed this week, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman denied a request to hold a future hearing on the Oregon State Hospital’s compliance with long standing federal court order, effectively ending litigation against the state-run psychiatric facility. Source: Federal Judge Ends Lawsuit Against Oregon State Hospital . News | OPB

Trillium Accuses ‘Big Three’ Hospitals In Lawsuit Of Collusion To Keep It Out of Portland-Area Medicaid Market

Following through on earlier threats, Trillium Community Health Plan on Thursday filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the Legacy, Providence and Oregon Health & Science University systems alleging they illegally colluded to block Trillium from the Portland-area Medicaid market. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Trillium Accuses ‘Big Three’ Hospitals In Lawsuit Of Collusion […]
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Failing forestry: The $1 billion lawsuit that could decide the fate of Oregon’s state forests

Twelve people in Linn County are about to decide, for all Oregonians, how we value state forests. It’s not about selling them, but how the state balances the need for logging revenues against other social and environmental benefits the forests produce. Source: Failing forestry: The $1 billion lawsuit that could decide the fate of Oregon’s […]
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Oregon Health Plan Turf Battle Results in Federal Anti-Trust Lawsuit

Federal Anti-Trust LawsuitTrillium Community Health alleges OHSU, Providence and Legacy are illegally keeping Trillium out of the tri-county Medicaid market. Trillium Community Health Plan filed a federal lawsuit on Oct. 24 against Oregon Health & Science University, Legacy Health and Providence Health & Services, alleging that the “big three,” as the lawsuit calls them, colluded […]
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Zenith Energy Threatens Legal Action Over City Of Portland Permit Denial

Zenith Energy is threatening legal action if the city of Portland doesn’t approve its request to install new pipes at its oil terminal in the northwest industrial area. The company sent a letter Thursday to the City of Portland’s Office of Community Technology saying the city has no basis for denying its request and that the denial […]
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Safeway Faces Lawsuit Due To Hidden Fees Related To Portland Clean Energy Tax

The lawsuit states a Safeway customer was charged a 1% surcharge on a bottle of wine that was not disclosed to him before he paid. Source: Safeway Faces Lawsuit Due To Hidden Fees Related To Portland Clean Energy Tax