Tag Archives: Lawsuits

Oregon inmate sues for $512,000 over prison softball game injury

A 50-year-old inmate who says he fell over a cable attached to a softball bat at the Snake River Correctional Institution in eastern Oregon has filed a $512,000 lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Corrections. Louis Galligan, who has been incarcerated at the prison on robbery and burglary charges since 2009, claims that his ankle […]
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Oregon DHS Sued Over Reducing In-Home Care Hours

A group of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against the Oregon’s Department of Human Services. Source: Oregon DHS Sued Over Reducing In-Home Care Hours . News | OPB

Irrigators file lawsuit over Klamath refuge restrictions

Multiple irrigators claim the federal government’s plans for two Klamath-area national wildlife refuges unlawfully restrict farmed acres and agricultural practices. In the final days of the Obama administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued plans for managing several refuges in the Klamath basin over the next 15 years. Source: Irrigators file lawsuit over Klamath […]
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Lawsuit: Oregon home care cuts violate disabilities act

Thousands of Oregonians with disabilities use services Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families argue in a federal lawsuit filed just after 5 p.m. Monday that state Department of Human Services administrators are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by cutting funding for in-home services. Roughly 11,000 adults and children in Oregon relied […]
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People with disabilities sue DHS for cutting in-home care

A 9-year-old autistic boy who needs help eating, communicating, cleaning himself and using the bathroom — and requires an adult to calm him during emotional outbursts — was entitled to 162 hours of state care in his home last summer. Source: People with disabilities sue DHS for cutting in-home care | OregonLive.com

New Lawsuit Says State Improperly Cut In-Home Services to Disabled Oregonians

The group Disability Rights Oregon yesterday filed a new lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Portland against the Oregon Department of Human Services and agency director Clyde Saiki. Source: New Lawsuit Says State Improperly Cut In-Home Services to Disabled Oregonians – Willamette Week

Groups warn of lawsuit over logging Oregon forests

Concern about coho salmon Fishing and conservation groups are threatening to sue the state Department of Forestry, alleging it has failed to reform logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests that harm coho salmon. Source: Groups warn of lawsuit over logging Oregon forests – Local News – The Daily Astorian

Gov. Kate Brown secures release of records for small, rural newspaper

A state agency agreed Tuesday to drop its lawsuit against an Oregon newspaper and has released records sought by journalists after Gov. Kate Brown took the rare step of intervening. The Malheur Enterprise, a newspaper in Vale, had requested records from the state’s Psychiatric Security Review Board regarding its oversight of Anthony Montwheeler. Source: Gov. […]
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Psychiatric Security Review Board drops lawsuit against Malheur newspaper

Governor intervenes to get lawsuit dropped, and records of former psychiatric patient accused of new murder released. After intervention from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the state’s Psychiatric Security Review Board agreed Tuesday to drop a lawsuit against a rural newspaper seeking board records pertinent to a murder case. Source: Oregon Local News – Psychiatric Security […]
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Oregon psychiatric board drops suit against Malheur newspaper

A state agency has dropped its lawsuit against a weekly Oregon newspaper that sought public records about a man charged in the kidnapping and killing of his ex-wife. Source: Oregon psychiatric board drops suit against Malheur newspaper