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Oregon University Seeks Dismissal of Former Basketball Player’s Lawsuit

The University of Oregon has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former basketball player who claims the school damaged his prospects of playing in the NBA. Brandon Austin was one of three UO basketball players …

Hot, Wet Air May Cause Southwestern Oregon Flooding

The National Weather Service says warm, moist air from the jet stream could cause flooding in southwestern Oregon. The Mail Tribune reported that meteorologist Charles Smith of the NWS Medford office says the weather system will cause about 1.3 inches …

Oregon Resident Files Class Action Against DraftKings, FanDuel

An Oregon resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against two daily fantasy sports sites, claiming the businesses are operating illegal online sports betting. The Oregonian reported that Polk County resident Brandon Peck filed the suit in federal court in Portland …

Oregon Woman Stuck by Car Files Suit over Designer Clothes

A Portland, Ore. woman struck by a drunken driver in a crosswalk has filed a lawsuit seeking $4,600 for the designer clothes she was wearing at the time, on top of the cost of her medical bills. The Oregonian reported …

Widow of Oregon Man Killed In SUV-Train Crash Files Suit Against Union Pacific

The wife of one of two people killed when a freight train struck an SUV at a rural crossing in Oregon seeks $2.7 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against Union Pacific and several workers. The suit alleges there were …

Landslide Hits Central Oregon Coast Home and Kills Woman

A 70-year-old woman died and her husband suffered injuries when a landslide struck their vacation home on the central Oregon coast. Officials say Dolores Miller died when the landslide struck the home near Florence at about 3:20 a.m. Friday. Siuslaw …

Oregon Wife Files $7.9M Suit After Husband Crushed by Dump Truck

A Medford, Ore. woman has filed a lawsuit against two construction companies after he husband was crushed to death by a dump truck in a construction area on Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove. The Mail Tribune reported that Karee Battenfield …

Fire-Damaged Oregon Forests Vulnerable to Landslides: Scientists

Scientists say the fire-damaged forests are more susceptible to landslides, and another week of rain and snow could heighten that risk for eastern Oregon. The East Oregonian reported that wildfires have stripped away water-soaking vegetation in areas like Canyon Creek, …

New Rules to Govern Taxis, Uber, Lyft Approved by Oregon City

Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft should continue to operating in Portland, Ore. after the City Council approved a new set of rules to govern taxis. The Oregonian reported that the council voted last week to allow ridesharing services to …

Expanding E. Coli Outbreak Prompts Warning of Sales Slide from Chipotle

Chipotle said Friday that an outbreak of E. coli linked to its restaurants sent sales plummeting by as much as 22 percent in recent weeks and that it could no longer reasonably estimate sales for next year. The Denver-based chain …