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Oregon Teen Disfigured During School Trip to Costa Rica Sues For $20M

An Oregon teenager who was disfigured during a school trip in Costa Rica has filed a $20.8 million lawsuit against his former high school. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Joseph Christopher Johnson filed the suit earlier this week against Salem Academy, …

Oregon Homeonwers of Lot with Falling Tree Sued by Husband of Dead Woman

The husband of a Portland, Ore. woman killed when a tree slammed into their house has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of the home next door. The lawsuit states that Dennis Elleson feared the Douglas fir would …

Oregon Woman Settles Suit over Abuse by Insurance Agent Father

A Eugene, Ore. woman who sued her adopted parents after disclosing that her father sexually abused her has agreed to settle the civil case. The Register-Guard reports that according to documents filed in Lane County Circuit Court last week the …

Oregon Church Sued for $5M for Alleged Unreported Abuse

A woman is suing a northwestern Oregon church over claims that its leaders kept quiet about reports from her daughter that she was being sexually abused by her father. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the $5 million suit filed this week says …

Oregon Transportation Needs Include Preparing for Earthquake Damage

A major fault off the Oregon Coast is expected to produce an earthquake, and transportation officials say preparing for that event needs to be a top priority. The Medford Mail Tribune reported a Cascadia Subduction Zone event tops the needs …

Oregon Hospital Settles for $13M in Botched Water-Birth Suit

The parents of a newborn boy deprived of oxygen during a bungled water birth attempt have settled a lawsuit against a Portland, Ore. hospital for $13 million. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the settlement with the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is the …

Top Court Rejects Philip Morris Appeal of Oregon Ruling in Smoker’s Death

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Philip Morris USA’s challenge to a $25 million Oregon jury verdict in favor of a man whose wife died of a lung cancer-related brain tumor after smoking the company’s low-tar cigarettes. …

Oregon Man Says Wells Fargo Axed Him after Whistleblowing

A Damascus, Ore. man has filed a lawsuit accusing Wells Fargo & Co. of firing him after he alerted them of issues in mortgage procedures. According to a lawsuit unsealed last week, Duke Tran said he complained that the bank …

Damages from Lawsuits Against State Limited by Oregon Supreme Court

The Oregon Supreme Court voted 5-2 to uphold a $3 million cap on damages injured people can collect in lawsuits against the state or its employees. The case was brought by a Klamath Falls couple who sued OHSU after a …

Oregon Women Sue Kaiser Over Ex-Nurse Facing Sex Abuse Charges

Two Oregon women who claim they were sexually abused by a nurse at a Beaverton clinic have filed a $1 million lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente over claims of negligence. The Oregonian reported the suit filed this week claims Kaiser failed to …