Oregon News

Rules Drive Uber Ridesharing Service Out Of Oregon City

Easter Sunday marked the end of Uber in Eugene, Ore. at least for now. The Register-Guard newspaper reported Saturday that a hearings official imposed a civil penalty of $1,500 a day on the ridesharing company after deciding it is violating …

Lloyd’s of London Offers Wildfire Insurance to Oregon at Higher Rates

The state of Oregon has a chance to continue its unique insurance policy that helps pay for fighting wildfires in big burning years – but at a higher premium and deductible. Lloyd’s of London has offered to cover up to …

Ski Areas Ask Oregon Legislature For Liability Protection

Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets. Ski facility executives told the Senate Judiciary Committee this week that they …

California, Others Seek Full Funding For West Coast Quake Warning

Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are pressing for full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system. The group this week sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee asking that the U.S. Geological Survey …

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 …