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Oregon v. Simonov
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: S063135

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Alen Simonov and his brother, Vadim, talked to their neighbor about purchasing a 1983 Datsun pickup truck. The neighbor testified that she agreed to allow the brothers to take the truck to a car wash to check f...

K. M. R. v. Garcia-Matinez
Date: January 13, 2016
Docket Number: S063619

ODOT v. Alderwoods
Date: December 31, 2015
Docket Number: S062766

Justia Opinion Summary: As part of a highway improvement project, plaintiff Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT or the state), brought a condemnation action against defendant Alderwoods (Oregon), Inc., seeking to acquire "[a]ll abutter’s...

Oregon v. Bonilla
Date: December 31, 2015
Docket Number: S062962

Justia Opinion Summary: Police officers entered a residence without a warrant and opened a wooden box that they found in a bedroom, believing that they had lawful consent to take each of those actions. Defendant was charged with unlawful posses...

Oregon v. Gonzalez-Valenzuela
Date: December 24, 2015
Docket Number: S061751

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant and her five-year-old daughter were passengers in a borrowed car driven by defendant’s 17-year-old daughter. A police officer stopped the car for a traffic violation and, during the stop, noticed objects in def...

Moro v. Oregon
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: S061452

Justia Opinion Summary: In the underlying lawsuit, the Oregon Supreme Court was asked to consider challenges to legislative amendments aimed at reducing the costs of the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS). Those challenges were brought by...

Alfieri v. Solomon
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: S062520

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented in this case was one of first impression: to what extent do the confidentiality provisions of Oregon’s mediation statutes (ORS 36.100 to 36.238) prevent a client from offering evidence of communicatio...

Roberts v. TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: S062642

Justia Opinion Summary: TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., and its directors were defendants in two consolidated shareholder derivative suits filed in Washington State. TriQuint moved to dismiss those suits on the ground that its corporate bylaws es...

Broadway Cab LLC v. Employment Dept.
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: S062715

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, an administrative law judge (ALJ) determined that certain taxicab drivers performed services for Broadway Cab LLC for remuneration and were not independent contractors. Therefore, the ALJ concluded, Broadwa...

Oregon v. Agee
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: S059530

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with the aggravated murder of a prison inmate while he himself was an inmate. Defendant's case came before the Oregon Supreme Court on automatic review because defendant was sentenced to death. Defe...

Oregon v. Guzek
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: S058677

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of two counts of aggravated murder in 1988. The Oregon Supreme Court affirmed those convictions in 1990, but vacated defendant’s death sentence three times and remanded each time for new penalty-p...

Kendoll v. Rosenblum
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: S063457

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner sought review of the Attorney General’s certified ballot title for Initiative Petition (IP) 40 (2016), contending that the caption, the “yes” result statement, and the summary did not comply with requirements...

Blosser v. Rosenblum
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Numbers: S063527, S063528

Justia Opinion Summary: In consolidated cases, petitioners sought review of the Attorney General’s certified ballot title for Initiative Petitions 45 and 46 (2016) (IP 45 and IP 46), contending that the caption, the “yes” results statements, an...

Blosser/Romain v. Rosenblum
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: S063528

Brownstone Homes Condo. Assn. v. Brownstone Forest Hts.
Date: November 19, 2015
Docket Number: S061273

Justia Opinion Summary: A condominium homeowners association sued a contractor for negligence. The contractor’s insurer refused to defend the contractor against the action, and the contractor and the homeowners association thereafter entered in...

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