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In re Ellis / Rosenbaum
Date: February 20, 2015
Docket Number: S061385

State v. Hickman
Date: February 5, 2015
Docket Number: S061409

Pereida-Alba v. Coursey
Date: January 15, 2015
Docket Number: S060846

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of first-degree robbery. After pursuing a direct appeal, he filed a petition for postconviction relief, alleging he received ineffective assistance of trial counsel. Among other things, petitione...

Oregon v. Sagdal
Date: January 15, 2015
Docket Number: S061846

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found in what appeared to be an unconscious state, sitting in his stopped car with the engine running in the left turn lane of a public road. When police arrived, they conducted field sobriety tests, which...

OR-OSHA v. CBI Services, Inc.
Date: December 26, 2014
Docket Number: S061183

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case is what ORS 654.086(2) means when it says that an employer "could not with the exercise of reasonable diligence know" of a violation. Employer CBI Services, Inc. performed work on a water treatment...

Oregon v. Avila-Nava
Date: December 26, 2014
Docket Number: S061802

Justia Opinion Summary: This case presented the question of what standard applied to determine whether an unequivocal invocation of the right against self-incrimination was made and the particular question of whether, in the context in which th...

Epler v. Epler
Date: December 26, 2014
Docket Number: S061818

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Oregon Supreme Court's review centered on two issues: whether the legal presumption described in "Troxel v. Granville," (530 US 57 (2000) (plurality opinion)), that a fit parent acts...

Bagley v. Mt. Bachelor, Inc.
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: S061821

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Oregon Supreme Court's review was whether an anticipatory release of a ski area operator’s liability for its own negligence in a ski pass agreement was enforceable. Plaintiff suffere...

Kennedy v. Wheeler
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: S061836

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant drove through a stop sign and collided with a car in which plaintiff was a passenger. Plaintiff filed a negligence action, which was tried to a jury of twelve. The trial court instructed the jury that defendant...

Glasgow v. Dept. of Rev.
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: S061958

Justia Opinion Summary: Taxpayer Erma Glasgow challenged the Tax Court’s jurisdiction, its conclusion that she was liable for personal income taxes based on wages that she earned in tax years 2007 through 2010, and its assessment of a penalty f...

Oregon v. Bailey
Date: November 6, 2014
Docket Number: S061647

Justia Opinion Summary: Police officers unlawfully detained defendant when he was a passenger in a car. During that detention, the officers ascertained defendant’s identity, ran a warrant check, and discovered defendant was the subject of an ou...

Oregon v. McAnulty
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: S059476

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged defendant with one count of aggravated murder for the starvation, neglect and abuse of her daughter, "Jeanette," and one count of tampering with physical evidence. She moved to suppress statements she m...

Miller v. City of Portland
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: S061421

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs had been firefighters for the city of Portland when they suffered disabling injuries. The city's charger required it to provide disability benefits to its police and fire employees who suffer injuries in the c...

Comcast Corp. v. Dept. of Rev.
Date: October 2, 2014
Docket Number: S059764

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was a direct appeal of an Oregon Tax Court Regular Division decision to set aside an Opinion and Order issued by the Director of the Department of Revenue. The primary issue this case presented to the Supreme C...

Cortez v. Nacco Material Handling Group, Inc.
Date: October 2, 2014
Docket Number: S060604

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff worked for a lumber mill, Sun Studs, LLC. One evening while walking from one area of the mill to another, a forklift hit and severely injured him. After receiving workers' compensation benefits, plaintiff broug...

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