Oregon News

Lawsuit Over Oregon Crab Fisherman’s Death Settled

A lawsuit filed in the death of a man who drowned when a fishing vessel sank nearly three years ago has been settled. The Oregonian newspaper reported the estate of David Terris sued the owner of the commercial fishing boat …

Columbia Sportswear in Oregon Awarded $3.3M in Lawsuit

A federal judge awarded Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Sportswear $3.3 million in its lawsuit against a company that allegedly supplied faulty components for Columbia’s electrically heated jackets. The Oregonian reported that Magistrate Judge Paul Papak issued the default judgment this week …

Oregon School District Sued by Women Over Alleged 1969 Abuse

Three women who say they were sexually abused by a sixth-grade teacher 45 years ago have sued the Oregon school district that employed him. The federal lawsuit also lists the teacher as a defendant. The complaint says the man lives …

Lawsuit Says Oregon Woman’s Brain Tumor Sample For Biopsy Lost

An Oregon woman has sued a Portland hospital for $900,000, alleging that a brain tumor sample set aside for biopsy has been lost, leaving her uncertain about whether the tumor was cancerous. Catherine Stewart is seeking $100,000 in economic damages …

Family of Oregon Worker Killed in Blender Sues Meat Distributor

The family of a cleaning worker who was killed when he fell into a running industrial meat blender at an Oregon plant is suing the meat distributor for $5 million. The Oregonian reported that the lawsuit filed last week in …

Report: Wildfire Risk to Homes in West Tops $237B

In the Western U.S. there are nearly 900,000 homes representing an estimated reconstruction cost of more than $237 billion considered at “very high” or “high” risk from wildfires, a report issued today shows. CoreLogic’s Wildfire Risk analysis is the latest of …

Climate Change Measure Advanced in Oregon Senate

The Oregon Senate this week passed a climate change bill that was one of Gov. John Kitzhaber’s top legislative priorities. The approval in a 17-13 vote sent the measure to the state House. The bill would extend Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard, …

Gay Man Awarded $76,000 For Oregon Adult Store Firing

A gay man who sued when he was fired from his job at an Oregon adult bookstore has been awarded more than $76,000 in damages. Wilford Bearden was hired at Fantasyland II in Clackamas in April 2010 and fired three …

Class Action Lawsuits Bill Advanced in Oregon House

The state House has approved a measure changing the way Oregon handles class-action lawsuits. Two Republicans joined all Democrats present in approving the measure 35-22 on Monday. The Republicans were Julie Parrish of West Linn and Vic Gilliam of Silverton. …

City Council in Oregon Says Uber Must Follow Traditional Taxi Rules

While Uber may be a new kind of ride service, it should comply with the same rules as traditional taxi companies – and that means being licensed by the city, the Eugene City Council has decided . The council voted …