Tag Archives: Lawsuits

Lead advocate Tamara Rubin’s criminal charges dropped, DOJ investigation continues

Rubin, the Portland lead safety advocate, plans to sue, though agencies say their actions to bring charges were justified. Source: Lead advocate Tamara Rubin’s criminal charges dropped, DOJ investigation continues

Supreme Court Says Employers Can Bar Worker Class-Action Lawsuits

A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to press legal claims. The decision potentially limits the rights of tens of millions of employees. The justices, voting 5-4 along ideological lines, said for the first time Monday that a 1925 federal law lets employers […]
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As Courts See Local Flood of Opioid Lawsuits, Litigation Strategies Can Vary By State

In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry. There’s no doubt that there are many state and local governments currently bringing lawsuits against drug manufacturers and distributors in hopes of seeking damages related to the opioid abuse epidemic. There are so many that it’s sometimes […]
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Oregon rancher, county intervene in grazing challenge

An Oregon rancher and Wallowa County have intervened to defend against an environmental lawsuit that challenges cattle grazing. Source: Oregon rancher, county intervene in grazing challenge – Livestock – Capital Press

Environmental groups sue EPA for abandoning hard rock mining rule

ix environmental groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt for abandoning a rule that would have forced hard-rock mining companies to prove they have enough money up front to clean up hazardous substances released at mine sites. Source: Environmental groups sue EPA for abandoning hard rock mining rule […]
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Environmental Group Sues Medford Over Wastewater Treatment Pollution In Rogue River

Environmentalists and fishermen say algae growth downstream are hurting invertebrates young salmon rely on. An environmental group sued the Southern Oregon city of Medford Wednesday over wastewater discharge in the Rogue River. The suit alleges outflow from the sewage treatment plant violates the Clean Water Act. Northwest Environmental Advocates says the city’s wastewater treatment plant releasing […]
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Suit claims Medford treatment plant polluting Rogue

Water-quality advocates filed suit Monday to force the city of Medford to clean water discharged into the Rogue River by its sewage-treatment plant, alleging the city has known for five years that its releases illegally harm the Rogue’s aquatic balance but failed to fix it. The Northwest Environmental Advocates claims three studies — including one […]
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Bank challenges Oregon farmers’ radish seed victory

An out-of-state bank is asking a federal appeals court to overturn the legal victory of Oregon farmers who won a lawsuit over radish seed two years ago.Northwest Bank of Warren, Pa., recently argued before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that growers were wrongly allowed to keep the seed. Source: Bank challenges Oregon farmers’ […]
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6 States Go To Court Over Washington State’s Rejection Of Longview Coal Terminal

Six Western states have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River. Wyoming, Montana, Kansas, Utah, South Dakota and Nebraska filed a joint amicus brief, arguing in support of project backers and saying the case has broad implications […]
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Boy Scouts lobby in states to stem the flow of child abuse lawsuit

State Library Ed. Note: Story mentions Oregon Supreme Court ruling and jury award. Efforts focus on proposed ‘lookback’ provisions that would allow accusers to bring older cases against the organization. The Boy Scouts of America, which acknowledged last year that it has taken a financial hit from settlements in child abuse cases, has lobbied against […]
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