Oregon

Oregon News: Oregon Plays Key Role in $171 Million Settlement with Fiat Chrysler and Robert Bosch for Environmental Breaches

SALEM, OR – Jan. 11, 2019 – Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today announced a landmark $171 million settlement with 49 states, the District of Columbia and Guam with Fiat Chrysler and Robert Bosch for equipping, selling or leasing environmentally non-compliant vehicles.  Oregon helped lead the investigation, and will receive $7.23 million of the settlement.  Fiat … Continue reading Oregon News: Oregon Plays Key Role in $171 Million Settlement with Fiat Chrysler and Robert Bosch for Environmental Breaches

United States | Conclusion of the Fourth Round of Negotiations To Modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime

United States – The United States and Canada held the fourth round of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty regime December 12-13 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Building on information shared during previous rounds, the U.S. and Canadian negotiators discussed U.S. priorities including continued careful flood risk management; reliable and economical power supply maintenance; and … Continue reading United States | Conclusion of the Fourth Round of Negotiations To Modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime

Oregon News: PORTLAND, Opiod Prosecutions Lead to Seizure of Three Million User Doses of Heroin, Oxycodone and Fentanyl Across Oregon

Narcotic seizures are among the largest in District of Oregon history PORTLAND, Ore. — U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced today that since the beginning of May 2018, federal law enforcement authorities and their task force partners have seized 158 pounds of heroin, 600 grams of oxycodone, and half a pound of fentanyl. Combined, the … Continue reading Oregon News: PORTLAND, Opiod Prosecutions Lead to Seizure of Three Million User Doses of Heroin, Oxycodone and Fentanyl Across Oregon

WASHINGTON News: Deputy Attorney General Names U.S. Attorney Williams Chair of National Marijuana Working Group

WASHINGTON—Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein today named Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, chair of the Attorney General’s Marijuana Working Group. The working group is part of the Attorney General Advisory Committee’s (AGAC) Controlled Substances Subcommittee. “I am honored to be named chair of the Marijuana Working Group and look … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Deputy Attorney General Names U.S. Attorney Williams Chair of National Marijuana Working Group

PORTLAND, Ore | Bid to ban state funds for abortions tests open Oregon laws

PORTLAND, Ore— Teenage girls in Oregon don’t need their parents’ consent to end an unwanted pregnancy, women in the country illegally have coverage for the procedure and private insurers will soon be required to cover the full cost of an abortion under a new law. Oregon has the least restrictive laws on abortion access in … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Bid to ban state funds for abortions tests open Oregon laws

WASHINGTON News: Justice Department Funds New District of Oregon Indian Country Prosecutor

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) to Focus on Prosecutions Involving the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation WASHINGTON—In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein met with Acting Director of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Katherine Sullivan and other senior Justice officials today to discuss the Violence … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Justice Department Funds New District of Oregon Indian Country Prosecutor

Connecticut News: ADA Settlement with KinderCare Ensures Access to Child Care Programs for Children with Diabetes

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that KinderCare Education LLC (“KinderCare”) of Portland, Oregon, has entered into a settlement agreement with the government to resolve allegations that KinderCare’s child care programs and other services were not accessible to children with Type 1 diabetes who are dependent … Continue reading Connecticut News: ADA Settlement with KinderCare Ensures Access to Child Care Programs for Children with Diabetes

Oregon News: Attorney General Rosenblum Sues Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin

SALEM, OR – Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today sued Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, for falsely and deceptively marketing its opioid drug in Oregon.  The complaint alleges that Purdue deceptively marketed OxyContin to Oregon seniors, misrepresented the risks and benefits of the drug, and lied to the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, all to … Continue reading Oregon News: Attorney General Rosenblum Sues Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin