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Tuna fish eaters claim Starkist underfills cans

Wadi Reformado Sep. 21, 2017, 9:49pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – An Oregon consumer and a California consumer allege that a brand of canned tuna contains less that what is listed on the label.

Rockstar fighting lawsuit over the amount of Roasted in can

S. Laney Griffo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:42am

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – An energy drink company is fighting an Oregon consumer’s allegations that the company falsely advertised how much liquid was in a can of its beverage.

Man files suit against Showtime Networks over streaming quality of Mayweather-McGregor

Wadi Reformado Sep. 7, 2017, 3:34pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims he paid almost $100 to stream a boxing match and that the video quality was not what was advertised.

Oregon runner wants reimbursement of fees from canceled Vancouver USA Marathon

Wadi Reformado Sep. 1, 2017, 10:05am

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – An Oregon man is seeking restitution for fees he paid to register for a marathon that was canceled.

Unique Beverage again seeks dismissal of coconut class action, says allowing plaintiff to amend would be futile

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 22, 2017, 2:40pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Washington-based Unique Beverage Co. has filed a motion to dismiss a second amended class action complaint against it over the company's Cascade Ice sparkling water.

Oregon Senate advances debt collection legislation

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:09am

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum announced July 5 that the Oregon Senate has advanced House Bill 2356, which concerns debt collection practices. The legislation will go before Gov. Kate Brown to be signed.

Oregon SC turns back challenge to safe harbor provision

Zachary Lewis Jul. 5, 2017, 12:48pm

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Oregon Supreme Court has affirmed a decision against a motorist who challenged Oregon's safe harbor statute in an attempt to have insurance provider Progressive Classic Insurance Co. cover his attorney fees.

Oregon House of Representatives advances public record reform legislation

Mark Iandolo Jun. 27, 2017, 12:55pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum announced June 12 that her public record reform legislation, Senate Bill 481, was unanimously advanced in the state’s House of Representatives.

Trial court had no grounds to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit, Oregon Supreme Court rules

Pam Wright Jun. 20, 2017, 9:49am

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Oregon Supreme Court has reversed trial and appellate courts’ decision to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against Rogue Valley Medical Center and Dr. Alison Savage.

Unique Beverage seeks to dismiss case over allegedly misleading coconut-flavored water

Tabitha Fleming May 24, 2017, 10:17am

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Unique Beverage Co. LLC, has responded to a class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon claiming that its labels are misleading.

Ore. SC allows claim for loss of chance at recovery in med-mal case

Dee Thompson May 16, 2017, 9:56am

EUGENE, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Oregon ruled on May 11 that it would reverse a decision by a court of appeals in a medical malpractice case involving the “loss of chance” legal theory.

Rockstar sued over amount in cans

Louie Torres May 1, 2017, 9:08am

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — An Oregon consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against an energy drink business, alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair competition.

Oregon public records reform bill advances in state Senate

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:50am

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced April 18 that her public record reform legislation, Senate Bill 481, was unanimously advanced by the state’s Senate and will go before the House for a full vote.

Argument breaks out between attorneys in coconut water class action

Chandra Lye Apr. 11, 2017, 9:44am

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit over coconut water has resulted in the plaintiff's attorney filing a motion for sanctions after being accused of using the media to strengthen his position.

Environmental group files suit over Klamath conservation plan

Wadi Reformado Apr. 3, 2017, 2:58pm

A non-profit organization is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, citing alleged violations of federal law over the agency's approval of a Klamath Basin conservation plan.

Vitamin Shoppe pays Oregon $545,000 penalty over allegedly unsafe supplement

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2017, 1:09pm

Vitamin Shoppe Inc. will pay $545,000 and stop selling certain dietary supplements in Oregon stores after the company was accused of selling products containing unsafe or unlawful ingredients, state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said.

Coconut water the focus of class action lawsuit

Wadi Reformado Mar. 29, 2017, 8:47am

A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against the maker of a beverage marketed as coconut water, alleging the drink was misleadingly labeled because it contains no coconut water at all and has no coconut health benefits. 

Oregon SC: PIP benefits do not include insured’s transportation costs

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 28, 2017, 4:05pm

The state’s high court, hearing the case en banc, ruled 4-3 that plaintiff Stephanie M. Dowell was not entitled to reimbursement for the transportation costs she incurred to obtain medical care, as part of her personal injury protection, or PIP, medical benefits. PIP is an extension of car insurance that covers medical expenses and, in many cases, lost wages.

Oregon woman claims Issues & Answers Network violated phone call laws

Louie Torres Feb. 21, 2017, 5:12pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — An Oregon woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Issues & Answers Network, Inc., and Does 1 through 10, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Oregon consumer accuses pillow business of fraud

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 28, 2016, 2:17pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — An Oregon woman is suing a Minnesota pillow business, alleging fraud.