Tag Archives: Lawsuits

Cascade-Siskiyou litigation halted during Trump review

Three lawsuits over the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument have been halted while the Trump administration reviews the decision. Litigation has been halted in three lawsuits over Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument while its expansion is reviewed by the Trump administration. Source: Cascade-Siskiyou litigation halted during Trump review – – Capital Press

Judge: Federal laws don’t shield Oregon from timber lawsuit

Federal environmental laws do no preclude a class action lawsuit against Oregon by local governments seeking $1.4 billion for insufficient logging. The lawsuit, on behalf of 14 counties and numerous taxing districts within them, argues that Oregon’s forest management policies have deprived local governments of logging revenues from forests they donated to the state.

Lawsuits challenge water rights decisions in Klamath, Boardman

Irrigators in the Klamath region have filed a lawsuit against Oregon water regulators, as have environmentalist who oppose a dairy. Several irrigators are challenging the agency’s order shutting down irrigation from Wood River and its tributaries in the Upper Klamath Basin due to a water call from the Klamath Tribes in April. Source: Lawsuits challenge […]
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Competitors ask court to undo Pacific Seafood expansion

In the two weeks since Pacific Seafood announced it would consolidate its dominant position on Newport’s Bayfront with the acquisition of two additional fish processing plants, the deal has generated more litigation than fish fillets. Pacific has been unable to open the former Trident Seafood surimi plant because it cannot find the necessary 150 employees. […]
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 Whisteblower: They were trying to pin this on me

Oregon Health & Sciences University initially linked wrong oral surgeon to patient’s death When it came, the information that changed David Lambert’s life was delivered in an almost casual tone. Source: Oregon Local News – Whisteblower: They were trying to pin this on me

More Fallout from the Aborted Sale of the Elliott State Forest: Jilted Buyer Will Sue State

Lone Rock Timber Management files tort claim notice, will seek $3.3 million in damages. Earlier this month, the Oregon State Land Board voted to reverse its earlier decision to sell the Elliott State Forest north of Coos Bay to a group led by Lone Rock Timber. The sale, which the three-member board tentatively agreed to […]
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FamilyCare wins legal round against state health agency

Nonprofit needs documents withheld by Oregon Health Authority, judge rules in Salem. A major Portland-region health care provider that says the state of Oregon is trying to put it out of the Medicaid business won a round in court on Friday, as a skeptical judge sounded bewildered by the state’s arguments. Source: Oregon Local News […]
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Murmurs: Portland Climate-Change Tax Now a $200 Million-a-Year Idea

State Faces Lawsuits From Former Lottery Officials The fallout from Gov. Kate Brown’s termination of Oregon Lottery director Jack Roberts in April 2016 continues. Late last month, Roland Iparraguirre, who served as Roberts’ top deputy, filed a tort claim notice against the state. Source: Murmurs: Portland Climate-Change Tax Now a $200 Million-a-Year Idea – Willamette […]
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Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay over $400K to state in flawed Motrin lawsuit, records show

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $400,000 to the state in a lawsuit over hundreds of bottles of flawed Motrin capsules sold in Oregon. John Kroger, Oregon’s attorney general in 2011, sued the conglomerate and a pair of subsidiaries then, saying they exposed consumers to defective supplies of the pain reliever and […]
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Four state prisons served inmates food ‘not for human consumption,’ lawsuit alleges

A class action lawsuit on behalf of former and current inmates at four state prisons alleges that Oregon’s Department of Corrections fed them chicken and fish marked “not for human consumption.” Source: Four state prisons served inmates food ‘not for human consumption,’ lawsuit alleges | OregonLive.com