Winemaker Sues Neighboring Farmer

An Oregon winemaker has filed a lawsuit against a neighboring farmer, claiming herbicide drifted from the grass-seed field and destroyed one of his grape crops.

The Oregonian reports ( ) that Willamette Valley Vineyards filed suit Tuesday in Polk County Circuit Court against Five Cent Farm, saying he lost 12.7 tons of pinot noir grapes.

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Dispensary Sues City Over Pot Sale Ban

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd July NewslawsuitmarijuanaMaryJane's Basement

Medford's ban on pot sales is facing a lawsuit from a medical marijuana dispensary.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports ( Circuit Judge Timothy Gerking shut down MaryJane's Basement and Attic a year ago, saying state laws did not trump the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Shop owners Richard and Marlene Nuckols were allowed to reopen the attic Read More »

Air Bag Blamed For Loss of Oregon Man's Eye

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th April NewsairbagJose Luis Rodriguez-Medinalawsuit

An Oregon motorist filed a $2.7 million lawsuit against Nissan, alleging he lost an eye after an air bag opened in the car was driving.

The lawsuit was filed in Portland last week on behalf of 19-year-old Jose Luis Rodriguez-Medina.Read More »

Former Medford Detective Sued Over Inheritance

A former Medford police detective who specialized in investigating elder abuse has been accused of using her expertise to exploit the dementia of a Portland lawyer before his death last year.

The daughter of Victor Calzaretta says in a $4 million lawsuit filed in Portland that she was in line to inherit his estate until Calzaretta married Sue Campbell after a brief courtship.Read More »

Injured Tuber Sues Hoodoo

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th March NewsHoo DoolawsuitMichael Dearth
A $2.7 million lawsuit alleging negligence has been filed on behalf of a man injured two years ago at Hoodoo Ski Area. The suit filed in Eugene this week says 47-year-old Michael Dearth of Antioch, California, suffered spinal fractures and other injuries when an inner tube hit a bump, veered off course and struck a metal storage container. His attorney, Melinda Brown, says the skRead More »

Mother Sues Douglas County Sheriff's Office

The mother of a Southern Oregon man who died during an incident with law enforcement officers has sued the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, alleging deputies wrongfully fired stun guns.Read More »

Coos County Man Suing Wal-Mart Over Gas Can Explosion

A Coos County man badly burned when he poured gasoline on a fire is suing Walmart, claiming the gas can he bought there was defective. The Register-Guard reports ( ) Daniel Rowlett is seeking $13 million. He says Walmart sold him a plastic can produced by Blitz USA that exploded as he poured fuel into a burn barrel in October 2013.Read More »

Lawsuit Brought Against Oregon Lottery

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th January NewslawsuitOregon lottery
A lawsuit claims the Oregon Lottery misleads video poker players to think they'll do better if they let the machines play their hands. Plaintiff Justin Curzi told Oregon Public Broadcasting ( he noticed the issue when using the "auto hold" function.Read More »

Oracle Amends Lawsuit Against State of Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th September NewsCover OregonlawsuitOracle
Oracle America has amended its lawsuit against Oregon over the state's troubled health insurance website. The company's new complaint adds an allegation of copyright infringement on top of the earlier accusations that Oregon breached contracts and failed to act in good faith. The amended suit was filed last week in federal court in Portland.Read More »

Oregon Reaches $2.3 Million Settlement With Indian Drug Company

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th July Newslawsuitpresciption drugsRanbaxy
Oregon officials have reached a $2.3 million settlement with a generic drug manufacturer from India over allegations that it sold improperly manufactured prescription drugs in Oregon. The Oregon Department of Justice says it filed the settlement Tuesday with Ranbaxy Laboratories and two affiliated U.S. companies.Read More »


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