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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...

Oregon v. Dickerson
Date: March 12, 2015
Docket Number: S062108

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of second-degree criminal mischief after aiding and abetting his son to shoot two state-owned deer decoys that they believed to be deer. Oregon’s criminal mischief statute prohibits persons from i...

Oregon v. Nix
Date: March 5, 2015
Docket Number: S060875

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Arnold Nix was found guilty of 20 counts of second-degree misdemeanor animal neglect. The state asked the trial court to impose sentence on 20 separate convictions. Defendant objected, arguing that the violatio...

Oregon v. Mazzola
Date: March 5, 2015
Docket Number: S062126

Justia Opinion Summary: A police officer stopped defendant Dina Mazzola for two traffic violations. The officer observed signs of intoxication and developed probable cause to arrest defendant for driving under the influence of one or more contr...

Schoenheit v. Rosenblum
Date: March 5, 2015
Docket Number: S062785

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners sought review of the Attorney General’s certified ballot title for Initiative Petition 8 (2016), arguing that the ballot title did not satisfy the requirements of ORS 250.035(2). IP 8 would alter the authorit...

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