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FountainCourt Homeowners v. FountainCourt Develop.  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: S062691

Justia Opinion Summary: American Family Mutual Insurance Company (AFM) sought review of a Court of Appeals decision upholding the trial court's judgment in a garnishment proceeding requiring AFM to pay a judgment that plaintiffs FountainCourt H...

Oregon v. Chandler  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: S063096

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Brian Chandler was convicted of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. On appeal of that conviction, defendant argued the trial court erred by admitting a videotaped pretrial interrogation of defendant by Det...

Oregon v. Boyd  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: S063260

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Robert Boyd's girlfriend was found dead on the street, the victim of a severe beating. Witnesses saw her on the ground and saw defendant running away from the scene. A few minutes later, police arrested defenda...

Oregon v. Davidson  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: S063387

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Dennis Davidson was convicted of two counts of public indecency for exposing himself at a public park; because he had two prior felony convictions for public indecency, and the trial court found no ground for d...

Oregon v. Sokell  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: S063607

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant petitioned for review of a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, imposed for a conviction for first-degree sexual abuse. Defendant argued that, as applied to his circumstances, the se...

American Civil Liberties Union v. City of Eugene  
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: S063430

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, plaintiff American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, Inc. (ACLU), made a request under the Oregon Public Records law to inspect and copy certain documents of the Civilian Review Board of the City of Eugene pertai...

Oregon v. Makin  
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: S063440

Justia Opinion Summary: The trial court found defendant Robert Makin guilty of first-degree child neglect, as well as other offenses. On appeal, the Court of Appeals affirmed defendant’s first-degree child neglect convictions without discussion...

Habitat for Humanity v. Dept. of Rev.  
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: S063542

Justia Opinion Summary: Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley was a nonprofit corporation. Part of Habitat's mission (as reflected in its articles of incorporation) is that it acquires vacant lots and builds affordable housing on th...

Wyers v. American Medical Response Northwest, Inc.  
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: S063000

Justia Opinion Summary: This consolidated appeal concerned six civil actions against an ambulance company for permitting a paramedic in its employ to sexually abuse women while they were patients. The claims were alleged under ORS 124.100(5), w...

Oregon v. Davis  
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: S063216

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Robert Davis threatened and assaulted two people outside of a store, and two uniformed officers were dispatched to the area. When the officers arrived, one of them saw defendant walking away from a group of peo...

Yeatts v. Polygon Northwest Co.  
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: S062977

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was an employee of a subcontractor working on a construction jobsite. Plaintiff fell while framing the third floor of a townhome that was under construction. In this action, plaintiff brought claims for relief...

SAIF v. Thompson  
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: S063020

Justia Opinion Summary: After considering SAIF Corporation's medical evidence, the Workers’ Compensation Board (board) found that the evidence did not satisfy SAIF’s burden of persuasion and entered an order finding that claimant Roger Thompson...

Lake Oswego Preservation Society v. City of Lake Oswego  
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: S063048

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Oregon Supreme Court's review called for a review of ORS 197.772(3): if a local historic designation is imposed on a property and that property is then conveyed to another owner, may...

Etter v. Dept. of Rev.  
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: S063061

Justia Opinion Summary: Washington resident Stuart Etter was an aircraft dispatcher for Horizon Air Industries, Inc. who worked almost entirely in Portland. To work as a dispatcher, however, he had to spend five hours each year riding along in...

Washington v. Nascimento  
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: S063197

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Caryn Nascimento was convicted of theft and computer crime for using a computer terminal at work, which was linked to the Oregon State Lottery, to print and steal lottery tickets. She appealed the conviction fo...

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