Oregon News

Oregon Radish Farmers Sue Bank For $6.7M

A group of Oregon farmers has filed a $6.7 million lawsuit against a bank for allegedly interfering with sales of radish seed and thus causing its value to decrease. The Capital Press reported the Radish Seed Growers’ Association suit filed …

Oregon Homeowners Association to Settle Motor Home Incident for $300K

A homeowners association will pay $300,000 to a Keizer family as part of a settlement for banning a motor home from being parked in the family’s driveway. The Statesman Journal reported that Gary, Renee and Khrizma Kuhn agreed to dismiss their …

Oregon Judge Dismisses $4M Suit in Family Drowning

A judge has dismissed a $4 million lawsuit filed by a relative of four people who drowned in a northwest Oregon lake in 2014. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Judge Andrew Erwin dismissed the suit after Washington County argued it was entitled …

Poor Fire Safety at Two-Thirds of Schools in Oregon’s Largest City

Two-thirds of schools in Oregon’s largest district lack sufficient fire safety equipment, according to records obtained by the Oregonian/OregonLive. Portland Public Schools has 60 of 89 schools lacking up-to-date alarm systems, complete fire sensor coverage or other life-saving equipment required …

Family Sues Mental Health Contractor in Oregon Bridge Suicide

The family of a woman who jumped off the Astoria Bridge in northwestern Oregon seeks nearly $1 million in a lawsuit filed against a county mental health contractor. The lawsuit filed Saturday alleges Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare was negligent in not …

Father in Oregon Seeks $5M For Son’s Accidental-Overdose Death

The father of a 2-year-old Oregon boy who died of morphine poisoning seeks $5 million in a lawsuit filed against the boy’s mother, grandmother, aunt and an insurance company. Jesse deVos’ lawsuit alleges the adults failed to ensure a childproof …

Representatives of Rideshare Companies Push for Oregon Regulations

Representatives for ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are pushing a bill that would ensure the state of Oregon regulates them instead of individual cities. The Eugene Register-Guard reported representatives said at a hearing this week that the bill would set …

Former County Commissioner in Oregon Counter Sues in Marijuana Case

A former Jackson County commissioner accused in a lawsuit of bilking investors to finance a pot shop has filed a counterclaim. Doug Breidenthal filed the lawsuit contending his professional reputation has been damaged, the Mail Tribune reported. “As a result …

Space Heater Caused Oregon Fire That Killed 4 Kids, Official Says

A house fire in rural Oregon that killed four children and critically burned three other family members started with a portable space heater that was being used after a fireplace malfunctioned, a volunteer fire chief said. Combustible materials placed too …

Oregon Jury Sides With City in Police Dog Attack

An Oregon jury has ruled against a man who sued the city of Salem after he was bitten by a police dog. The Statesman Journal reported John Hillebrand sought $1 million for physical pain, emotional harm and legal fees. Hillebrand …