Oregon Supreme Court Decisions

Browse Opinions From the Oregon Supreme Court


Recent Decisions From the Oregon Supreme Court

City of Eugene v. Comcast of Oregon II, Inc.
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: S062816

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Eugene sued to collect from Comcast of Oregon II, Inc. (Comcast) a license fee that the city, acting under a municipal ordinance, imposes on companies providing “telecommunications services” over the city’s r...

Rains v. Stayton Builders Mart, Inc.
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: S062939

Justia Opinion Summary: This was an action brought by an injured construction worker and his wife. A defective board broke. Plaintiffs Kevin Rains and Mitzi Rains obtained a judgment based on claims of strict products liability and loss of cons...

Oregon v. J. C. N.-V.
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: S063111

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a challenge to a juvenile court’s decision to waive its jurisdiction over a 13-year-old boy who was alleged to have committed aggravated murder. Under the relevant statutes, ORS 419C.352 and ORS 419C.3...

Turner v. Dept. of Transportation
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: S063319

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Tyler Turner contended that defendant Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) had contributed to a motor vehicle accident by negligently failing to correct hazardous conditions at the highway intersection wh...

Conroy v. Rosenblum
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: S063735

Justia Opinion Summary: The Attorney General prepared and filed a modified ballot title following remand from the Supreme Court. In its second trip to the Oregon Supreme Court, two petitioners challenged the modified title. IP 62 applies to pub...

Oregon v. Turnidge
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: S059155

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of a December 2008 bombing of a bank in Woodburn. After a life-threatening phone call was made to an adjacent bank, and an employee was told that the lives of employees in both banks were at risk, law...

Oregon v. Turnidge
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: S059156

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of a December 2008 bombing of a bank in Woodburn. After a life-threatening phone call was made to an adjacent bank, and an employee was told that the lives of employees in both banks were at risk, law...

Horton v. OHSU
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: S061992

Justia Opinion Summary: The question this case presented for the Oregon Supreme Court's review was whether a statute limiting a state employee’s tort liability violated either the remedy clause of Article I, section 10, of the Oregon Constituti...

Northwest Natural Gas Co. v. City of Gresham
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: S062535

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Rockwood Water People’s Utility District (Rockwood PUD), Northwest Natural Gas Company (NW Natural) and Portland General Electric Company (PGE) sought review of a Court of Appeals decision to uphold the validi...

Oregon v. Waterhouse
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: S062799

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant took a pickup truckload of scrap metal items from the metal recycling bin of a Washington County microchip manufacturing plant and was subsequently charged with third-degree theft. At the close of the state’s c...

Baker v. Croslin
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: S062571

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Oregon Supreme Court's review concerned the extent to which a social host of a gathering at which alcohol is consumed is liable for injuries that occur during the party. The defendan...

Couch Investments, LLC v. Peverieri
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: S063209

Justia Opinion Summary: Leonard and Judith Peverieri and Peverieri Investments, LLC (landlords) appealed a trial court’s judgment confirming an arbitration award in favor of Couch Investments, LLC (tenant). Landlords argued that the arbitrator...

Cross v. Rosenblum
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: S063863

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners sought review of the Attorney General’s certified ballot title for Initiative Petition 61 (2016) (IP 61), arguing that the ballot title did not satisfy the requirements of ORS 250.035. IP 61 implicated the us...

Oregon v. Sines
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: S062493

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant John Sines came to the attention of law enforcement after his housekeeper anonymously called the child protective services division of the Department of Human Services (DHS) and said that she suspected that def...

Espinoza v. Evergreen Helicopters, Inc.
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: S062903

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of a tragic helicopter crash in a remote part of Peru, which resulted in the deaths of everyone on board. Plaintiffs brought wrongful death actions in Oregon against Evergreen Helicopters, Inc. (Everg...

The opinions published on Justia State Caselaw are sourced from individual state court sites. These court opinions may not be the official published versions, and you should check your local court rules before citing to them. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site, or the information linked to on the state site.