Oregon News

Former Paralegal in Oregon County Files Age, Discrimination Suit

A former paralegal has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Crook County in central Oregon alleging that she was fired because of her age and disability. The Bulletin reported that 65-year-old Debra Foltz filed the federal lawsuit last week. According to …

Oregon University Confidently Building $50M Center in Tsunami Zone

Oregon State University is moving ahead with plans to build a $50 million expansion to house its marine science initiative in a tsunami inundation zone in Newport despite warnings from a state geologist that the site could make it vulnerable …

Mysterious Liquid Goop in Oregon Parking Garage Behind Lawsuit

A Portland, Ore. woman has filed a $10,000 lawsuit against a parking garage owner after alleging that a mysterious liquid dropped onto her forearm while standing next to her parked car. According to the lawsuit filed last week, Shoshanna Doty …

5,400 Oregon Patients Notified of Records Breach

Providence Health & Services in Oregon is notifying about 5,400 current and former patients that a former employee may have improperly accessed their patient records. Providence said in a statement that it learned of the breach in May during an …

Oregon SAIF Program Returns $2.5M to Participating Businesses

Oregon businesses that participate in the Associated General Contractors/SAIF Workers’ Compensation program will receive a $2.5 million retrospective return on their 2014-15 plan year premium, SAIF announced on Wednesday. Six hundred and sixty-five AGC employers in construction and related industries …

Comcast Sued By Oregon Cyclist Clotheslined By Cable

An Oregon cyclist who was clotheslined by a cable cord suspended across a road is suing Comcast and Portland Disposal. Portland attorney, Mark Ginsberg told the Oregonian that his 64-year-old client Michael A. Horner was bicycling to work at Shriners …

Mother of Oregon Child Strangled by Window Blinds Sues Apartment for $4M

The mother of a 3-year-old girl who died after being strangled by a window blinds cord in a Clackamas County, Ore. apartment has filed a $4 million lawsuit. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Sahrye Imani Hardy had been visiting a resident at …

Oregon Teen Disfigured During School Trip to Costa Rica Sues For $20M

An Oregon teenager who was disfigured during a school trip in Costa Rica has filed a $20.8 million lawsuit against his former high school. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Joseph Christopher Johnson filed the suit earlier this week against Salem Academy, …

Oregon Homeonwers of Lot with Falling Tree Sued by Husband of Dead Woman

The husband of a Portland, Ore. woman killed when a tree slammed into their house has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of the home next door. The lawsuit states that Dennis Elleson feared the Douglas fir would …

Oregon Woman Settles Suit over Abuse by Insurance Agent Father

A Eugene, Ore. woman who sued her adopted parents after disclosing that her father sexually abused her has agreed to settle the civil case. The Register-Guard reports that according to documents filed in Lane County Circuit Court last week the …