The complaint is a fictional account of the Oregon Healthcare Project." The company said it expects to prevail in both the state court lawsuit and in a breach of contract suit it filed against Cover Oregon two weeks ago in federal court. Oregon was initially enthusiastic about the federal healthcare plan, commonly known as Obamacare. The state plan, called Cover Oregon, ran quirky, engaging television commercials and print ads in advance of the rollout. But, the Oracle-built site never worked and Oregonians were forced to submit paper applications in a hastily-organized process. In April Oregon moved to an exchange run by the federal government. The long-expected lawsuit bases some of its claims on information apparently given to the state by a former employee.
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Napa earthquake: Some buildings missed retrofit deadline, city says - LA Times
A damaged building in Napa, Calif., after a strong earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area. (Peter DaSilva / European Pressphoto Agency) Some commercial buildings in Napa have not been updated to meet seismic codes, officials say Napa ordinance required unreinforced brick buildings to be retrofitted by 2009; not all were, city says A 2006 city ordinance required Napa property owners to retrofit commercial buildings by the summer of 2009 After a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Northern California early Sunday morning, damaging buildings and injuring more than 80 people, Napa officials said some property owners in the city's historic downtown had missed a 5-year-old city deadline to retrofit their buildings. Napa passed an ordinance in 2006 that required property owners to update any unreinforced brick buildings by the summer of 2009. A long, rolling 6.0 earthquake shooka wide swath of the Bay Area awake early Sunday, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. The temblor damaged buildings, cut off power to tens of thousands, sparked fires and sent at least 89 people to a hospital, including three who... ( Lee Romney, Ryan Parker, Christine Mai-Duc, Lauren Raab ) Five years later, a "small handful" of buildings still did not meet seismic codes, said Rick Tooker, the city's community development director, during a televised news conference. "That deadline has come and gone," Tooker said.
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