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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...

Towe v. Sacagawea, Inc.
Date: March 26, 2015
Docket Number: S059896

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, plaintiff was injured while riding his motorcycle on a private road that provided access to several pieces of property. On the upper part of the access road, a cable had been stretched across the road to prevent...

Powerex Corp. v. Dept. of Rev.
Date: March 26, 2015
Docket Number: S060859

Justia Opinion Summary: Powerex Corporation wholesales natural gas and electricity to purchasers throughout the western part of North America. The issue on appeal was how much of Powerex's income was taxable in Oregon. This case turned on wheth...

Oregon v. Williams
Date: March 18, 2015
Docket Number: S061769

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse for conduct involving a five-year-old child. The state offered evidence that defendant possessed two pairs of children’s underwear at the time that he co...

Eclectic Investment, LLC v. Patterson
Date: March 18, 2015
Docket Number: S062247

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sought damages for damage to its real property. As an affirmative defense, Jefferson County, one of the defendants in this case, alleged that plaintiff was negligent and was itself responsible for the damages t...

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