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Couey v. Atkins
Date: July 16, 2015
Docket Number: S061650

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff initiated this action against the Secretary of State, challenging the constitutionality of ORS 250.048(9), which provided that a person who registered with the Secretary of State to collect initiative petition...

Rogue Valley Sewer Services v. City of Phoenix
Date: July 16, 2015
Docket Number: S062277

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue before the Supreme Court in this declaratory judgment action was whether a home-rule city could impose a five-percent franchise fee on a sanitary authority with overlapping jurisdiction. The trial court conclude...

Oregon v. Beauvais
Date: July 16, 2015
Docket Number: S062346

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted on a single count of first-degree sex abuse. On appeal of his sentence, he argued the trial court erred in denying his motion in limine to exclude expert testimony concerning a diagnosis of child...

Oregon v. Jinenez
Date: July 9, 2015
Docket Number: S062473

Justia Opinion Summary: An Oregon state trooper drove by a busy Portland intersection and noticed that, after he did so, defendant crossed the street against a “Don’t Walk” sign, a Class D violation under ORS 814.020(1) and (3). The trooper tur...

Montara Owners Assn. v. La Noue Development, LLC
Date: June 18, 2015
Docket Number: S062120

Justia Opinion Summary: The Montara Owners Association (homeowners) sued developer and general contractor, La Noue Development, LLC for damages caused by design and construction defects in the building of the Montara townhomes. The defects incl...

Oregon v. Delong
Date: June 18, 2015
Docket Number: S062176

Justia Opinion Summary: During a traffic stop, a deputy sheriff placed defendant William Delong in custody and then asked him, without first advising him of his Miranda rights, “if there was anything we should be concerned about” in his car. De...

Eclectic Investment, LLC v. Patterson
Date: June 11, 2015
Docket Number: S062247

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Jackson County (the county) sought reconsideration of the Oregon Supreme Court's opinion in "Eclectic Investment, LLC v. Patterson," (346 P3d 468 (2015)) in which the Court affirmed the Court of Appeals and tr...

Green v. Franke
Date: June 4, 2015
Docket Number: S062231

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted petitioner Kyle Green of eighteen sex offenses involving nine victims, ages twelve through seventeen. After an unsuccessful direct appeal, petitioner sought post-conviction relief, alleging he received i...

In re Herman
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Number: S061840

In re Jagger
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Number: S061978

Oregon v. Medina
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Number: S062436

Justia Opinion Summary: The state charged defendant with identity theft for signing two documents with another person’s name. After a police officer stopped defendant for speeding, defendant identified himself as Sergio Molina, told the officer...

Moro v. Oregon
Date: April 30, 2015
Docket Number: S061452

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners were active and retired members of the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) who challenged two legislative amendments aimed at reducing the cost of retirement benefits: Senate Bill (SB) 822 (2013), and SB...

Oregon v. Lykins
Date: April 23, 2015
Docket Number: S061997

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Michael Lykins was convicted of the crime of tampering with a witness after he tried to persuade his girlfriend to testify falsely in his impending trial on charges of criminal trespass and criminal negligence....

Willamette Estates II, LLC v. Dept. of Rev.
Date: April 9, 2015
Docket Number: S062027

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether the Marion County Assessor could obtain a correction to the tax rolls concerning the valuation of the real property of taxpayer Willamette Estates II, LLC from the Department of Revenue....

Sather v. SAIF
Date: April 9, 2015
Docket Number: S062466

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, claimant sought workers' compensation benefits for a work-related injury. Claimant had preexisting multilevel degenerative disc disease and a history of intermittent low back pain with some bilateral radiation t...

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