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Judge Orders Vatican To Show Files In Abuse Case
Posted on 25 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) A federal judge in Oregon ruled Thursday that the Vatican must respond to certain requests for information from a man who says he was molested by a priest in the 1960s. The man known in court documents as John V. Doe filed suit eight... Read More

Vatican Pleased U.S. Plaintiffs Seek To Dismiss Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

VATICAN CITY - (AP) The Vatican said Tuesday it was satisfied that three men who had sought to hold the Vatican liable in an American court for sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests have decided to abandon the case. The Kentucky case was being closely... Read More

Cowboys And Cologne: Oregon Rodeo Hauled Into Court
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) Oregon's famous Pendleton Round-Up has been hauled into court over an aroma you don't normally associate with a rodeo grounds, bucking broncs and steer wrestling: cologne. The rodeo organization is marketing its official... Read More

Oregon Jury Gets Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Case
Posted on 9 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) A $29 million sex abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America is in the hands of a jury after a lawyer for the victim closed the case by arguing the Scouts failed to act when they knew they had a serious problem. In closing... Read More

Oregon veterans suit against KBR can continue
Posted on 31 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) A federal magistrate has ruled that a lawsuit by Oregon Army National Guard veterans against contractor Kellogg Brown & Root can continue. U.S. District Magistrate Paul Papak denied KBR's second motion to dismiss the suit... Read More

Oregon Court Rules Medical Marijuana Users Can Have Guns
Posted on 20 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - (AP) The Oregon Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that a retired school bus driver can have her medical marijuana and a concealed handgun, too. The ruling upheld previous decisions by the Oregon Court of Appeals and circuit... Read More

Lawyer Files Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts In Alaska
Posted on 6 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) A lawyer who won a $19 million jury verdict against the Boy Scouts of America in Oregon is representing a man who claims he was molested as a youth by a Boy Scout leader in Alaska. Attorney Kelly Clark told the Anchorage Daily... Read More

Oregon Court: Handgun Permit OK With Medical Pot
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MEDFORD, Ore. - (AP) The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that a medical marijuana patient can have a concealed handgun permit. The court on Wednesday said Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters had no grounds to deny the permit sought by Cynthia Willis... Read More

Lawsuits Filed Against Jesuits In Oregon Bankruptcy Court
Posted on 22 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) Attorneys representing a group of people who allege sexual abuse by Jesuit priests have filed 37 lawsuits in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland, seeking about $3.1 million. The Oregonian reports that the lawsuits f iled late Thursday... Read More

Oregon Man Settles Gesture Lawsuit For $4,000
Posted on 3 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) An Oregon man has settled a federal lawsuit over what he says was his First Amendment right to express himself by giving the finger to sheriff's deputies The Oregonian reports Robert Ekas settled the suit for $4,000. In... Read More

Former Youth Camper Says Adventists Knew Of Sex Abuse
Posted on 24 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) A former member of a youth camping group run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church is suing the church, claiming he continued to suffer sexual abuse by a youth leader after informing church authorities. The man, who was not identified... Read More