Oregon News

Oregon Man Files Class Action Against PeaceHealth over Billing

An Oregon man has filed what may be a first of its kind Medicare lawsuit against PeaceHealth, claiming the organization didn’t follow federal Medicare guidelines specific to Oregon and overbilled him for treatment. The Register-Guard in Eugene reported that Donald …

$900K Lawsuit Charges Oregon Paraeducators Assaulted by Students

Two employees who were assigned to assist special needs students in the classroom have filed a $900,000 lawsuit against Portland Public Schools, claiming the district ignored pleas for help as violent students repeatedly assaulted them. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Joyce Moore …

Judge Dismisses County’s Case Against Oregon Marijuana Legalization

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Josephine County against the state of Oregon over legalized marijuana. The Daily Courier reported that U.S. District Judge Michael McShane earlier this week signed a formal order dismissing the lawsuit. It …

Oregon Woman Sues Bank of America After Losing Money in Scam

An Oregon woman is suing Bank of America, claiming a Hillsboro branch transferred $13,000 from her account to scammers. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Rebekah Adams filed the lawsuit last week, claiming a teller failed to inform her that the money she …

Oregon Wildfire Costs This Year Hit Record of $514M

New data shows the cost of fighting wildfires in Oregon reached an all-time high $514.6 million in 2018. According to data from Northwest Interagency Coordination Center, Oregon’s costs skyrocketed past last year’s record-setting total of $447 million. The Statesman Journal …

Oregon Department Store Sued over Camera Pointed at Dressing Room

A Fred Meyer customer in Clackamas, Ore. who says she was caught on store video while half-naked in a dressing room has filed a $300,000 lawsuit. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Carlee Gish filed the lawsuit against the shopping chain Monday in …

Oregon Woman Files Suit to Prevent Debt Collectors Coming to Her Door

A Portland, Ore. woman who says debt collectors keep showing up at her door looking for someone she swears she doesn’t know has filed a $400,000 lawsuit to make them stop. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Caitlin Kelly is suing a Portland …

13% Percent Increase in Fatal Crashes on Oregon Roads

The number of people killed in fatal crashes in Oregon has gone up by 13 percent from last year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the total number of deaths on city streets, freeways and county highways was driven up this summer …

Idaho’s High Court Considering Defamation by Inference Suit

The Idaho Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied, but didn’t outright say, something defamatory. The issue arose in a lawsuit brought last year …

Oregon Sues OxyContin Manufacturer Claiming it Minimized Risks

Oregon’s attorney general has sued the pharmaceutical company that makes OxyContin, saying it misrepresented the risks and benefits of the drug and lied to a state regulatory agency to maximize profits. A spokesman at Purdue Pharma, targeted by last week’s …