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Smith v. Providence Health & Services  
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: S063358

Justia Opinion Summary: The question presented was whether Oregon law permitted a plaintiff, who suffered an adverse medical outcome resulting in physical harm, to state a common-law medical negligence claim by alleging that the defendant negli...

Boardman Acquisition LLC v. Dept. of Rev.  
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: S063682

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved ad valorem property taxes: the land at issue had been exempted from some property taxes because it was specially assessed as nonexclusive farm use zone farmland. When that special assessment ends, the...

Oregon v. Rafeh  
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: S064084

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV) of the Department of Transportation suspended defendant Dorothy Rafeh’s driver’s license for three years for refusing to submit voluntarily to a blood alcohol...

Oregon v. Hightower  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: S063924

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue in this case was the scope of a criminal defendant’s right to self-representation when that right is invoked in the middle of trial. In this case, the trial court concluded that defendant had no right to seek s...

Daniel N. Gordon, PC v. Rosenblum  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: S063978

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented for the Supreme Court’s review was whether provisions of Oregon’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act (UTPA) that prohibited using “unconscionable tactic[s]” to collect certain debts, and causing likely “con...

Oregon v. Zavala  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: S064072

Justia Opinion Summary: The trial court admitted other acts evidence over defendant’s objection and without conducting OEC 403 balancing. Defendant was charged with three counts of first degree sexual abuse of K and T, the daughters of defendan...

Oregon v. Mazziotti  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: S064085

Justia Opinion Summary: In this prosecution for failure to perform the duties of a driver, reckless endangerment, and reckless driving, the trial court admitted other acts evidence over defendant’s objection and, the State conceded, without con...

Oregon v. Baughman  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: S064086

Justia Opinion Summary: The Oregon Supreme Court explained that, in a criminal action, when the state proffers evidence of uncharged acts, either to prove a defendant’s propensity to commit charged crimes under OEC 404(4), or for a nonpropensit...

Oregon v. McNally  
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: S063644

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant Sean McNally refused to comply with a police officer’s order to leave a bus station, the officer arrested him and charged him with, among other things, the misdemeanor offense of interfering with a peace...

Brown v. SAIF Corp.  
Date: March 30, 2017
Docket Number: S062420

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue in this workers’ compensation case was whether claimant was entitled to benefits for his “combined condition” claim. Claimant filed- and his employer’s insurer, SAIF Corporation, initially accepted-a claim for...

Oregon v. Haugen  
Date: March 30, 2017
Docket Number: S063754

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Shawn Haugen was convicted of one count of third-degree assault, based mainly on the victim’s eyewitness identification of him. Before his trial, defendant moved to exclude the eyewitness identification. Applyi...

Oregon v. Andersen  
Date: March 9, 2017
Docket Number: S063169

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, two officers were waiting for defendant Bell Andersen's car to arrive at a parking lot to complete a drug sale. One officer was out of sight of the parking lot but listened as defendant’s passenger explaine...

Oregon v. Moore  
Date: March 9, 2017
Docket Number: S063946

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator Mark Moore, who was a defendant in the underlying criminal case, sought a writ of mandamus directing the trial court to dismiss the indictment against him with prejudice, based on former or double jeopardy under...

Barrier v. Beaman  
Date: March 9, 2017
Docket Number: S063974

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was an original mandamus proceeding, arising from a medical negligence action in which plaintiff-relator sought damages for physical injuries. Plaintiff filed suit seeking damages for physical injuries suffered...

In re Roller
Date: March 9, 2017
Docket Number: S064359
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