Oregon News

Bauer Joins Integro’s Casualty Practice in Oregon

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro has named Kate Bauer as vice president in its casualty practice. Bauer will be based in Portland, Ore. and she will work with Integro clients to develop and deliver customized risk strategies and …

Oregon Lawmakers Told By Oracle Lawsuit is a Waste Of Money

Oracle Corp. is appealing to Oregon legislative leaders in the legal fight over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website. In a letter sent last week to Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek, Oracle CEO Safra Catz …

Oregon City Threatens to Fine Uber

The city of Eugene, Ore. has ordered the Uber ridesharing company to cease operations or be fined. The Register-Guard reported Uber has refused to apply for a taxi license since its drivers began operating in Eugene last summer. The city …

Uber Drivers Pass by Oregon City’s Taxi Regulations

Salem, Ore. urban planning administrator Glen Gross says Uber continues to operate outside taxi regulations, despite a warning letter from the city and negotiations with the ridesharing company. Gross says it will be up to the city council to decide …

Oregon Judge Tosses Pimp’s Sneaker Warning Suit

An Oregon judge needed less than a half hour to dismiss a $100 million lawsuit filed by an imprisoned pimp who contended Nike should have included a consumer warning on the sneakers the man used to beat a prostitute’s customer. …

Oregon Commish Says ‘Sharing Economy’ Creates Insurance Challenges

Typical insurance policies won’t cover people participating in the “sharing economy” by renting out their home or using their car for a driving service, Oregon’s insurance commissioner is warning. The state’s insurance regulator had previously stayed quiet about the ways …

Wildfire Spending In Oregon Triggers Lloyd’s Insurance Policy

Oregon’s tough wildfire season has pushed spending to the point the state Department of Forest is tapping its special insurance policy for the second year in a row. The Bulletin reported that state wildfire costs exceeded the $20 million deductible …

Crestbrook Insurance Expands into Oregon, Washington

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Crestbrook Insurance Co., an affluent market personal lines carrier, is expanding into Oregon and Washington. Independent insurance agents and brokers appointed with Crestbrook in both states are now able to offer the property/casualty carrier’s products and services to …

California-Based Palomar Specialty Insurance Expands Into More States

La Jolla, Calif.-based Palomar Specialty Insurance Co., established in February 2014 as a specialty catastrophe insurer, announced it is now licensed to write residential and commercial insurance in 14 states. Palomar Specialty initially focused on writing residential earthquake insurance, commercial …

Hundreds of Oregon Households Told to Flee Wildfire

A new wildfire pushed by gusting winds threatens the small Columbia River Gorge community of Rowena, Ore., where residents of 275 homes had been told to evacuate. The fire made a run along the river in the evening on Aug. …