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Veteran Files Suit Against Oregon College for Discrimination

A retired Army officer who worked in the ROTC office at the University of Portland in Oregon has filed a lawsuit claiming his co-workers discriminated against him because of disabilities he suffered in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Oregonian reported that …

Volunteer Beat at Oregon Women’s Shelter Seeks $675K

A volunteer seeks $675,000 in a lawsuit against the Gospel Rescue Mission of Grants Pass, Ore. alleging it failed to protect her from an enraged man whose wife and daughter were at a women’s shelter. The lawsuit and a police …

Student Sues Pacific University in Oregon for $3M Following Rape

A 20-year-old Pacific University student who says another student raped her has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the Oregon university. The Oregonian reported that the lawsuit says the rape occurred after both students attended a 2013 party for athletes …

Now 40 Confirmed E. Coli Cases Linked to Chipotle in Pacific Northwest

The number of confirmed E. coli food poisoning cases linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. restaurants in Washington state and Oregon rose to 40 on Thursday, as health safety officials continued searching for the source of the contamination. Oregon increased …

Pacific Northwest E. Coli Outbreak Threatens Chipotle’s Sales

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s food poisoning outbreak in Washington state and Oregon threatens to scare diners away from the popular burrito chain and has become fodder for one of its most vocal critics. Health officials are scrambling to identify the …

Deputy Sues Oregon Restaurant After Being Asked to Prepay

An Oregon sheriff’s deputy has filed a lawsuit against the Elmer’s restaurant chain, claiming he was told to prepay for his meal at a Vancouver, Ore. establishment because he is black. KGW-TV reported Brian Eason, in a suit filed earlier …

West Coast Towns Vulnerable to Tsunamis Consider Ways to Save Lives

Bracing for a tsunami like the one that devastated Japanese communities during a 2011 mega-earthquake, coastal communities from British Columbia to California have been grappling with how to protect people from a similar catastrophe. One of those towns is constructing …

Family of Oregon Girl Who Died in 2014 Plane Crash Sues Manufacturer

The family of a 4-year-old girl who died when the homebuilt airplane she was riding in crashed in Toledo is suing the plane’s manufacturer. The Oregonian reported the suit against Van’s Aircraft of Aurora seeks $35 million in damages in …

Oregon Clinic Slapped With $2.2M Wrongful Death Suit

An Oregon clinic is facing a negligence lawsuit from the family of an Oregon woman who died four days after a procedure meant to relieve her migraine headaches. The Eugene Register-Guard reported that the family of 47-year-old Springfield woman Christine …

Girl’s Family Sues Oregon School over Alleged Seclusion Room Incident

A lawsuit filed last week accuses Oregon’s Springfield School District of holding a then-7-year-old girl in a 6-foot-by-8-foot seclusion room for having a “meltdown” in class. The $300,000 lawsuit, filed by the girl’s grandfather, says the student’s Court Appointed Special …