Gay Frat Sues Gender-Neutral "Frarority" for Trademark Infringement


National gay men’s fraternity Delta Lambda Phi filed a trademark infringement and unlawful trade suit Wednesday against a “gender neutral frarority” with a location at the University of Oregon, Delta Lambda Psi.The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene, claims that Delta Lambda Psi, a small Greek organization founded in 2005 in Santa Cruz, Calif., with chapters in Eugene and at Northeastern ...   More
Friday, October 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

JUICY SUITS: Portland Cop Tasered A Disabled Man on TriMet

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The City of  Portland, TriMet and Multnomah County face a federal civil-rights lawsuit that claims a Portland cop Tasered a developmentally disabled man on a public bus. Police reports obtained by WW in a public-records request fill in the cops' side of the story.According to the suit filed July 21 in U.S. District Court in Portland, Calbruce Jamal Green was on his way home from Gresham to his ...   More
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Portland Bicyclist Sued for Hitting a Car

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 In a reversal of the normal course of litigious events, a Portland bicyclist is being sued for allegedly hitting a car.According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, 28-year-old Diane Beaumont of Southeast Portland was biking at the intersection of Southeast Belmont and 11th Avenue on June 14, 2008.The suit says Beaumont collided with Christopher Schmidt's 2002 Volvo ...   More
Friday, July 29, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Beaten By a Broadway Cabbie


 A Portland hotel security guard is suing Broadway Cab and a former cabbie, claiming the cabbie beat him up.In a lawsuit filed last month in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Ahmed Alenzi says he was working security at the Lloyd District's Doubletree Hotel on April 23, 2009, when he was physically attacked by cabbie Tsegay Wenzel (see mug shot).In a police report obtained by WW, Officer Charles ...   More
Friday, May 13, 2011 by

JUICY SUITS: Prison Inmate Demands Satanist Literature

Joshua Roberts

An Oregon prison inmate who practices Satanism is suing the state Department of Corrections for allegedly confiscating books related to his religion.In a federal civil-rights complaint filed April 13 at U.S. District Court, Joshua James Roberts claims authorities at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla took away four books related to Satanism. Roberts does not specify the titles of the books ...   More
Thursday, April 21, 2011 by

JUICY SUITS: A Trail Blazer Fan, a Nicolas Batum Autograph and an Alleged False Arrest


A fan of the Portland Trail Blazers is suing the owners of the Rose Garden for $105,000 after security guards allegedly confiscated his Nicolas Batum autograph and detained the plaintiff in a dark room.In the lawsuit filed March 29 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Mark Chernobelsky of Southwest Portland says he had courtside tickets to the Blazers' home game against the Los Angeles Lakers on April ...   More
Friday, April 1, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Bicycle Dangers Include Dogs and Driver Arguments


 Two new lawsuits filed this week in Portland by two cyclists reveal two different dangers for bicycle riders: argumentative drivers and dogs.The plaintiff in one of the two lawsuits, Halley Weaver, is a former blogger at She's also a musician billed as "Portland's zero-emissions harpist" for hauling her instrument using a bike and special trailer.Weaver's suit filed Mondya ...   More
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by

JUICY SUITS: Troubled Thai Restaurant Typhoon! Sued for Unpaid Produce Bills


 A Tigard-based Thai restaurant chain's legal troubles continue this week with a series of lawsuits in Multnomah County Circuit Court for alleged unpaid produce bills.According to three lawsuits filed March 8, Typhoon! locations in Northwest Portland, downtown Portland, Beaverton and Gresham owe a total of more than $88,500 in unpaid bills to Portland-based T.P. Produce. The lawsuits include attached ...   More
Friday, March 11, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Former Teamsters Worker Says Union Fired Her for Resisting Sex, Trying to Unionize


A former bookkeeper for Teamsters Local 162 in Portland is suing the union, claiming her boss fired her for denying his sexual advances and, ironically enough, for trying to unionize her fellow office workers.In the lawsuit filed Feb. 18 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Laurie Padden says the union hired her in June 2002. Under her most recent contract, signed in 2006, she was making $23.44 an hour, ...   More
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 JAMES PITKIN


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