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Top Court Rejects Philip Morris Appeal of Oregon Ruling in Smoker’s Death

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Philip Morris USA’s challenge to a $25 million Oregon jury verdict in favor of a man whose wife died of a lung cancer-related brain tumor after smoking the company’s low-tar cigarettes. …

Oregon Man Says Wells Fargo Axed Him after Whistleblowing

A Damascus, Ore. man has filed a lawsuit accusing Wells Fargo & Co. of firing him after he alerted them of issues in mortgage procedures. According to a lawsuit unsealed last week, Duke Tran said he complained that the bank …

Damages from Lawsuits Against State Limited by Oregon Supreme Court

The Oregon Supreme Court voted 5-2 to uphold a $3 million cap on damages injured people can collect in lawsuits against the state or its employees. The case was brought by a Klamath Falls couple who sued OHSU after a …

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. …