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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.

Oregon public records reform bill advances in state Senate

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

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

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

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

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.