Tag Archives: Lawsuits

City Sued Over Portland Harbor Superfund Site Cleanup Planning Efforts

The city of Portland is being sued over its plan to use up to $12 million from a surcharge on customers’ sewer bills to help pay to plan the Portland Harbor Superfund clean up. Source: City Sued Over Portland Harbor Superfund Site Cleanup Planning Efforts

Shortened school day case faces motion to dismiss

An oral argument took place Wednesday for a class action lawsuit that could affect the educational future of children with disabilities facing shortened school days, following a state-issued motion to dismiss the case this April. District Judge Ann Aiken will issue an opinion out of Eugene District Court within 60 days. Source: Shortened school day […]
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Broken Promises: Teachers Sue U.S. Over Student Loans That Weren’t Forgiven

Debbie Baker thought she qualified for a federal program that helps teachers like her as well as nurses, police officers, librarians and others. The Department of Education program forgives their student loans if they make their payments for 10 years and work in public service. For 10 years, Baker, who was a public school teacher […]
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Inmate Alleges Oregon DOC Failed To Properly Care For His Amputated Leg 

A former inmate filing a federal lawsuit says he badly injured his one good leg in an Oregon prison after the state Department of Corrections failed to supply a proper prosthetic for his amputated leg. David Brown, who was incarcerated at Deer Ridge Correctional Facility in Madras, Oregon, said in a lawsuit filed this week that […]
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Jury finds in favor of former Oregon prison doctor, who was accused of sexually abusing 3 inmates

A federal jury on Friday found in favor of a former doctor at the state women’s prison who had been accused in a civil lawsuit of sexually abusing three inmates during exams in 2016. The jurors returned the verdict after about two hours of deliberation following three days of testimony in a trial before U.S. […]
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ODOT, Sisters airport reach settlement of lawsuits

ODOT had accused airport of misusing grant funds. After a lengthy legal dispute between the Sisters Eagle Airport and the Oregon Department of Transportation over the use of a $733,000 grant, both parties recently reached a settlement. The airport will repay ODOT $115,000 in order to end the dispute and avoid a costly civil trial […]
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Suit: Alexa violates laws by recording children’s voices without consent

A lawsuit filed in Seattle Tuesday alleges Amazon is recording children who use its Alexa devices without their consent, in violation of laws governing recordings in at least eight states, including Washington. “Alexa routinely records and voiceprints millions of children without their consent or the consent of their parents,” according to a complaint filed on […]
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Editorial: Union won’t let members leave when they want

Joining the Oregon Education Association is simple for the approximately 44,000 educators who want to be members. Leaving is not. The union lets members leave only in September. The OEA apparently believes there’s nothing wrong with pirating dues for months from members who want to leave, trampling their First Amendment rights by forcing them to […]
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3 Oregon school employees sue union for not letting them drop out. Lawmakers pass bill that could make it even more difficult.

A teacher and secretary in Eagle Point and a teacher in Portland say it’s unfair they can only get out of paying union dues in September. The three requested out earlier this year and are suing in federal court, asking that the union let any member out whenever they ask. Source: 3 Oregon school employees […]
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Teachers File Federal Lawsuit Saying the Oregon Education Association Prevented Them From Quitting the Union

An anti-union group and three public school teachers filed a new federal lawsuit against the Oregon Education Association. Source: Teachers File Federal Lawsuit Saying the Oregon Education Association Prevented Them From Quitting the Union – Willamette Week