Oregon DOJ News

Year End Settlement Update: AG Rosenblum Reports Record $1.4 Billion Secured in Monumental Settlements for a Healthier Oregon

In a monumental year for public health-related legal settlements, including last week’s nearly $700 million settlement with Monsanto over PCB contamination in Oregon, the Oregon Department of Justice has recently signed onto eight multi-state agreements with companies that either distributed, produced or sold opioids, bringing Oregon’s share up to $701.5 million to fund opioid abatement… View Article

Posted in Media Release, News on December 22, 2022

Attorney General Rosenblum Announces Largest Environmental Damage Recovery in Oregon History

Monsanto to pay state a $698 million lump sum for decades of PCB contamination Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today announced a historic $698 million dollar settlement with the Monsanto Company (Monsanto) for their role in polluting Oregon with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) for the past 90 + years.  Monsanto was the only manufacturer, seller, and… View Article

Posted in Media Release on December 15, 2022

Attorney General Rosenblum Announces $10.7 Billion National Opioid-related Settlements with CVS and Walgreens

SALEM, OREGON- Attorney General Rosenblum today, along with many of her AG colleagues across the country, announced a national agreement with CVS and Walgreens for the pharmacies’ conduct in fueling the opioid epidemic. Walgreens operates the second largest pharmacy store chain in the United States, behind CVS.  Under the agreements, CVS will pay $5 billion… View Article

Posted in Media Release, News, Opioids on December 12, 2022

State Asks Oregon Supreme Court to Immediately Review Measure 114 Ruling

Following yesterday’s decision by Judge Robert Raschio in Harney County to prevent enforcement of Ballot Measure 114, the Oregon Department of Justice today filed a mandamus petition asking the Oregon Supreme Court to review the decision immediately. The gun safety law, approved by the voters last month by way of the initiative petition process, was originally set to go into… View Article

Posted in Media Release on December 7, 2022

Oregon Announces $17 Million Settlement with Health Care Giant Centene

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi jointly announced a $17 million settlement with managed health care giant Centene regarding pharmacy services and including allegations that the company overcharged Oregon’s Medicaid program for pharmaceutical costs. Specifically, Centene served as both a pharmacy benefit manager, and provided managed care through a subsidiary to Oregon’s… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release on December 6, 2022