Oregon DOJ News

Attorney General Rosenblum Opposes Federal Effort to Delay Payday Lending Protections

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and 24 state Attorneys General today urged the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to take immediate action to protect consumers from abuses in payday lending, vehicle title lending, and other types of high-cost exploitative consumer lending. Although the CFPB, in 2018, imposed a number of common sense underwriting lender… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release on March 19, 2019

AG Rosenblum Asks Oregon Legislature to Strengthen Hate Crime Laws

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Senate Bill 577, a bill created by AG Rosenblum’s Hate Crime Prevention Task Force. The legislation proposes a targeted investment in a model of service that gives assistance to individuals and communities impacted by hate, regardless of whether the incident… View Article

Posted in Media Release, News on March 12, 2019

AG Rosenblum Announces Large Settlement with Pfizer for Misleading Drug Pricing Coupons

Oregon has recouped over $10 million in civil settlements from Pfizer since 2003 Attorney General Rosenblum today announced a $975,000 settlement with the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, for distributing misleading marketing materials and coupons to Oregon consumers. The coupons distributed by Pfizer were designed to help consumers afford copays or deductibles associated with brand-name drugs. A… View Article

Posted in Media Release on March 11, 2019

Top 10 Consumer Complaints of 2018

In honor of National Consumer Protection week (March 3—9, 2019), Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today released the Oregon Department of Justice’s annual list of Top Ten Consumer Complaints. In 2018, the Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline received 38,000 phone calls, which resulted in more than 7,000 written complaints, running the gamut from telecommunications to medical… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release on March 8, 2019

Oregon Files National Lawsuit to Protect Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care

Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the American Medical Association also file a parallel lawsuit in Oregon Today, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new Title X “gag rule” that will significantly restrict access to reproductive health services and information for women and… View Article

Posted in Media Release, News on March 5, 2019