Oregon News

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 …

Parents Sue Oregon School District for $1.7M Over Daughter’s Back Injury

Parents of an Oregon girl who slipped and fractured her back while attempting to walk into school on a snowy day have filed a $1.7 million lawsuit against the Lake Oswego School District. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Jonathan and Marisa …

Suit Targets Oregon Hotel, Backpage.com Following Woman’s Killing

The estate of a woman has filed a $3.6 million lawsuit against Backpage.com and the owners of the Portland, Ore., hotel where she was killed by a man she’d met for sex. The suit says 25-year-old Ashley Benson had been …

Oregon Woman in $1.8M Suit: Was Misled into Mastectomy, Hysterectomy

A 36-year-old Oregon woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals who she says mistakenly suggested she undergo a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday that Elisha Cooke-Moore’s lawsuit says she underwent the life-altering surgeries …

Driver Assist on Big Rigs Being Tested by Oregon Vehicle Manufacturer

A Portland-based manufacturer of commercial vehicles is performing trials on Oregon highways of tractor-trailers with driver-assist technology. The Bend Bulletin reported Daimler Trucks North America is testing the same technology that keeps cars in their own lanes and provides automatic …

Family of Oregon Cyclist Sues Garbage Truck Company for Death

The family of a Portland, Ore. woman who died after a collision with a garbage truck is suing the company for $10 million. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the lawsuit was filed in court last week against Republic Services Alliance Group after …

Oregon’s Cellphone And Distracted Driving Law Brings Bigger Fines, Jail

Oregon drivers soon can be pulled over for not only texting and talking on their cellphones, but also for navigating, using social media and any other “hands-on” cellphone and electronics use. The changes, which begin Oct. 1, call for repeat …

Woman Suing Oregon Cremation Company for $2.5M over Ashes in Father’s Urn

A woman is suing an Oregon cremation company for $2.5 million, claiming it gave her the remains of a stranger instead of her deceased father. Kimberly Grecco, 53, discovered the remains were her not her father’s as she prepared to …

$3.1M Sex Abuse Suit Filed by Former Altar Boy Against Oregon Church

A former altar boy at a Portland, Ore. church has filed a $3.1 million lawsuit against the church contending he was repeatedly sexually abused by a choir director in the early 1960s. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the Portland man now …

Regulator Fines Contractor Following Oregon Bridge Incident

A contractor has been fined nearly $200,000 for violations discovered after two workers were injured in a mishap on Portland, Ore.’s Ross Island Bridge. Oregon OSHA announced the penalty Monday, following an investigation that found nine safety violations. One of …