Oregon News

Several Lawsuits Allege Racial Profiling in Oregon Businesses

Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were “shopping while black.” A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses …

SAIF in Oregon Names Former Commissioner Robison Chief Actuarial Officer

SAIF has named Laura Robison, a former Oregon insurance commissioner, as its chief actuarial officer. The appointment is effective in September. Robison will manage the loss reserving process, oversee ratemaking and rate filing, and manage SAIF’s reinsurance program, among other …

City Sues Oregon Company for Cutting Down Christmas Tree

A city in central Oregon seeks $62,000 from a tree removal company that accidentally cut down a big spruce that was slated to become the city’s Christmas tree. In a lawsuit filed last week, Redmond officials allege that workers trespassed …

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Growers to Scale Back

Oregon produced enough recreational cannabis last year to supply every adult resident with more than 5 ounces of legal marijuana. The Bend Bulletin reports there were more than 1 million pounds in the state’s supply chain. Data provided by the …

Oregon Woman Paralyzed in Wreck Files $30M Suit Against Bars

An Oregon woman paralyzed from the waist down after an intoxicated friend’s vehicle crashed into a house has filed a lawsuit against six businesses that she says served alcohol to the driver before the accident occurred. The Register Guard reports …

Family of Oregon Cyclist Files $32.5M Wrongful Death Suit

The family of a central Oregon woman killed while on her bicycle has filed a $32.5 million wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of a pickup who has also been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death. KTVZ-TV reported …

Oregon County Wants to Increase Marijuana Enforcement

An Oregon county is trying to crack down on illegal marijuana production by hiring two enforcement officers, and to limit new legal grows by considering a pause on the processing of applications to produce cannabis. The move this week by …

Oregon Woman Awarded $315K Over Zip Line Fall

An Oregon woman has been awarded $315,000 after suing her friend’s parents over a fall from a zip line that was installed at their property. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a Washington County jury last week awarded the damages to 20-year-old Aaliyah …

20-Year-Old Oregon Man Sues Dick’s, Walmart Over New Gun Policies

A 20-year-old man from Oregon has filed lawsuits against Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, alleging the two retailers discriminated against him when they refused to sell him a rifle this week because of his age. Dick’s and Walmart restricted gun …

Oregon City Tightening Demolition Rules over Lead, Asbestos

Portland, Ore. is aiming to crackdown on toxic emissions by requiring developers to more thoroughly search for lead paint and asbestos before demolishing houses. The city council adopted rules that require those who seek to knock down a house to …