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 »

Lawsuit Would Block Sale Of Oregon Forest Lands

By Jim McCoy Mon 21st April NewsElliott State Forestlawsuit
Conservation groups have gone to court to block the sale of a portion of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company. The lawsuit filed Monday in Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene argues that a 1957 law prohibits the state from selling any portion of the Elliott that had previously been part of a national forest.Read More »

Former NFL Star Sues Nike

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th April SportslawsuitNikeShawne Merriman
Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman is suing Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition over its Lights Out apparel line. The suit, filed on behalf of Merriman's Lights Out Holdings LLC, was filed in U.S.Read More »

Victim Of Mazama Volleyball Coach Sues School District

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th January NewslawsuitRobert Thompson
A former Mazama High School student who was sexually abused by her volleyball coach seeks at least $1 million in a lawsuit filed against the coach, the Klamath County School District and several district employees. The Klamath Falls Herald and News ( ) reports the lawsuit was filed Tuesday at the U.S. District Court in Medford. The victim is identified as Jane Doe.Read More »


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