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Oregon secures $865,000 from former Portland Marathon race director

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced April 18 that Lester Smith, a former board member and race director of the Portland Marathon, will pay $865,000 after allegedly delivering loans from the marathon to himself and his for-profit company Next Events LLC.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

Monsanto wants Oregon's $100M PCB lawsuit dismissed, says it is 'fundamentally flawed'

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A federal court in Oregon is considering a request by Monsanto to dismiss the State's $100 million PCB lawsuit, saying the State and the private lawyers representing it have failed to make their case.

Consumer seeks injunction against Rite Aid over labels on nutrition supplements

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – An Oregon resident alleges Rite Aid brand nutritional supplements have inaccurate labels.

Oregon attorney general backs new data breach legislation

SALEM, Oregon (Legal Newsline) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Feb. 9 that she had testified before the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee in support of data breach legislation, Senate Bill 1551. The bill was developed to strength data breach laws in the state after the Equifax breach affected 1.7 million consumers in Oregon.

Oregon joins 5-state settlement with Medtronic over alleged misleading advertising

SALEM, Oregon (Legal Newsline) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Dec. 13 that Oregon is involved in a five-state settlement with Medtronic Sofamor Danek Inc. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. (“Medtronic”) after allegations the company violated unfair trade practice laws.

Plaintiffs in My Pillow lawsuit ask for motion to stay because of similar suit in California

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers have requested a stay with the U.S. District Court District of Oregon, Portland Division as they continue their case against a Minnesota company.

Oregon Attorney General ordered to rewrite ballot title on proposed bill to limit legislators' service

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Oregon has sent a proposed bill back Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum for modification after a resident filed a ballot title change for Initiative Petition 19 (IP 19). The man claimed that the title did not accurately describe the immediate impact if the bill passed, most notably that the state would impose an eight-year service time limit for legislators the first time.

Tuna fish eaters claim Starkist underfills cans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.