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Oregon lawyers allege mandatory Oregon State Bar membership is unconstitutional

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 18, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Two attorneys and a nonprofit group from Oregon is seeking a declaration from a court that the state's statute requiring mandatory membership in the Oregon State Bar is unconstitutional.

Oregon Supreme Court remands Starbucks wage and hour case

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 30, 2018

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Oregon has the remanded a case filed by Starbucks employees who sued the company for allegedly improperly calculating tax withholdings.

Law firms allege Ruby Receptionists overbilled for services

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 20, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Law firms from Florida and Ohio allege that an Oregon company overbilled them for reception services.

PeaceHealth alleged to overbill Oregon Medicare patients after settling car accident claims

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 13, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A legal entity is alleged to overbill Oregon Medicare patients after they settle car accident claims in violation of Medicare rules.

Oregon, Tesla Energy reach $13 million settlement over false state tax credits allegations

By Marian Johns | Oct 16, 2018

SALEM, Ore. — The state of Oregon has reached a $13 million settlement with Tesla Energy Solutions (formerly SolarCity) and its accounting firm, resolving allegations of receiving more than $10 million in business tax credits (BETC) by submitting false applications to the state's Department of Energy (ODOE).

Consumer alleges Big Picture Loans charged percentage rate of more than 500 percent

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 20, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A Washington County, Oregon consumer alleges he was unlawfully charged an annual percentage rate of 527.4 percent by a lending company on a small loan.

Dairy Queen customer alleges she was not given free Blizzard as advertised on mobile app

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 30, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A customer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a chain of soft serve ice cream and fast-food restaurants over allegations it falsely promises its mobile app users a free Blizzard ice cream treat.

Oregon consumer alleges Walgreen is unlawfully charging bottle deposit on exempt beverages

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 13, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – An Oregon consumer alleges a pharmacy chain is charging a bottle deposit for beverages that cannot be refunded.

California, Oregon attorneys general oppose Trump 'Two-for-One' executive order

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced June 5 that that they oppose a Trump executive order mandating that in order to create a new regulation, most federal agencies must repeal at least two existing regulations.

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

By Mark Iandolo | May 1, 2018

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

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

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'

By Karen Kidd | Mar 14, 2018

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

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 2, 2018

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

Oregon attorney general backs new data breach legislation

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 19, 2018

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

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 19, 2017

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

By Charmaine Little | Dec 12, 2017

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

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 6, 2017

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

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 21, 2017

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

By S. Laney Griffo | Sep 13, 2017

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.

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