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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 …

Proposed Restrictions Building in Oregon’s Flood Plains

Building in flood zones is about to get harder across much of Oregon, due to new federal recommendations. The government published the recommendations, called a biological opinion, in response to a lawsuit from environmental groups. The Audubon Society of Portland, …

Oregon PGE Sues Backers of Construction Bond for $180M over Shoddy Work

A Portland, Ore.-based electricity provider that fired the contractor building its natural gas plant in Boardman is suing the backers of a bond guaranteeing construction. The East Oregonian reported Portland General Electric filed the lawsuit March 23 against Liberty Mutual …

Oregon Woman Files $1M Suit Nursing Home Death of Father

A woman has filed a nearly $1 million lawsuit against a Florence, Ore. nursing home that cared for her 83-year-old father, claiming that it didn’t do enough to address health symptoms that led to his death. The Register-Guard reported that …

Oregon Man Suing Over ‘Dangerous’ Llama

An Oregon man is suing farm owners after he broke his leg in a confrontation with their llama. The Mail Tribune reported that 33-year-old Justin Stranberg is suing for $332,675, saying the owners of Holleywood Farm failed “to warn of …

Oregon Woman’s $1M Suit Claims Massage Was Assault

An Oregon woman who claims a massage she received last month was sexual battery has filed a $1 million lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court. KOIN-TV reports the complaint was filed last week. It says the woman received a massage …

Residents Sue Oregon Glass Company over Pollution Concerns

Seven Portland, Ore. residents are filing a class-action lawsuit against a city glass manufacturer over pollution concerns. The Oregonian reported that the suit claims Bullseye Glass was negligent and reckless in burning heavy metals in furnaces that lacked pollution controls. …

Woman Sues Oregon Hospital over Undiagnosed Heart Condition

A Bend, Ore. woman who suffered a heart attack at 46 is accusing two Bend Memorial Clinic of failing to recognize her heart problem. The Bulletin reported that Shelley Harding and her husband, Brent Harding, are seeking $8.75 million from …

Rural Oregon Area Suspends Fire Service Due to Insurance Lapse

The Lakeside Rural Fire Protection District in Oregon has suspended emergency operations because of a lapse in its insurance policy. Acting fire district chairman Ralph Dotson tells The World newspaper of Coos Bay that the station has been closed and …

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 …