Oregon News

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

Oregon Jury Awards Former AT&T Employee $224,000 in Racial Case

A Portland, Ore. jury has awarded more than $224,000 to a woman who said she suffered retaliation for complaining about racism on the job at AT&T. The Multnomah County Circuit Court jury awarded the money Monday to Jeanine Clair for …

Uber Launches Sans Oregon City’s Approval

The ridesharing app Uber has launched in Portland, Ore. without city approval. The app began working Friday at 5 p.m., and drivers were able to immediately begin offering rides, regional manager Brooke Stever said. “I don’t think we’re going against …

Pregnant Oregon Woman Fired For Restroom Breaks Sues for $400K

An Oregon woman is suing her former high-tech employer for more than $400,000, contending she was fired while pregnant with her second child after being told she took too many restroom breaks. The Oregonian reported that according to a lawsuit …

‘Silver Tsunami’ Predicted by Oregon Economist

A prominent Oregon economist says one of the counties hardest hit by the decline of the state’s forest industries should expect a “silver tsunami” of retirees as aging baby boomers flee California and, if predictions pan out, the Pacific Northwest …

Oregon City fines Uber company For Failure to Get License

The city of Eugene, Ore. has fined the ridesharing company Uber $2,000 for failing to get a city license, and a city official says the fine could be repeated daily. But the Eugene Register-Guard reported that whether Uber appeals the …

Helmets Now Commonplace on Oregon Slopes

They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you’re not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP!  Unfashionable. “Now I …

Monsanto Settles Farmer Suits Over Oregon Experimental GMO Wheat

Monsanto Co. said on Wednesday it reached a settlement with U.S. wheat farmers who sued the seed company over market disruption after unapproved genetically engineered wheat was discovered growing without oversight in Oregon. Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” wheat, which was never …

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 …