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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...

Oregon v. Prieto-Rubio
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: S062344

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, a 12-year-old girl, A, reported that defendant Jesus Prieto-Rubio, a member of her extended family, had sexually abused her the previous day. The following day, Detective Rookhuyzen went to defendant’s home and...

Vaandering v. Rosenblum
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: S063820

Justia Opinion Summary: Two sets of petitioners sought review of the certified ballot title for Initiative Petition 69 (2016) (IP 69). IP 69, if enacted, would have altered the rights and obligations that public employers, their employees, and...

Scott v. Dept. of Rev.
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: S062085

Justia Opinion Summary: Taxpayer Leslie Scott appealed a tax court judgment that dismissed his appeal for lack of jurisdiction. In 2012, the Department of Revenue issued notices of deficiency assessments against taxpayer relating to his persona...

Conroy v. Rosenblum
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: S063735

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners seek review of the Attorney General’s certified ballot title for Initiative Petition 62 (2016) (IP 62). IP 62 applied to public employees and public employee labor organizations. If adopted by the voters, IP...

Nearman v. Rosenblum
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: S063787

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners sought review of the Attorney General’s certified ballot title for Initiative Petition 51 (2016) (IP 51). IP 51 was a proposed constitutional amendment that, if adopted by the voters, would have changed curre...

Oregon v. Agee
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Number: S059530

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of aggravated murder. He petitioned the Supreme Court for reconsideration of its prior decision in his case, arguing that the Supreme court erred in affirming the conviction, arguing: (1) the tria...

Deckard v. Bunch
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Number: S062948

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue before the Oregon Supreme Court in this matter was ORS 471.565(2), which provided an independent statutory right of action against a social host who served alcohol to a visibly intoxicated guest, who in turn cau...

Rowlett v. Fagan
Date: March 3, 2016
Docket Number: S062451

Justia Opinion Summary: Gerald Rowlett and his two companies, Westlake Development Company, Inc., and Westlake Development Group, LLC (plaintiffs), filed an action for malpractice against the law firm Schwabe, Williamson, and Wyatt, PC, (Schwab...

Neumann v. Liles
Date: March 3, 2016
Docket Number: S062575

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Oregon Supreme Court's review centered on whether a defamatory statement made in an online business review was entitled to First Amendment protection. Plaintiff Carol Neumann owned p...

Johnson v. Gibson
Date: March 3, 2016
Docket Number: S063188

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals certified two questions of Oregon law to the Oregon Supreme Court. This case arose when plaintiff, who was legally blind, was injured when she stepped into a hole while jogging in a pub...

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