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Ellison v. Dept. of Rev.  
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: S064092

Justia Opinion Summary: In the underlying property tax appeal, the Tax Court rejected a request by the Department of Revenue and the county assessor to increase the real market value of taxpayer’s property, and the court later awarded taxpayer...

Swanson v. Rosenblum  
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: S065181

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner sought review of the Oregon Attorney General’s certified ballot title for Initiative Petition 19 (2018) (IP 19), arguing that the ballot title caption did not satisfy the requirements of ORS 250.035(2)(a). If...

Larisa's Home Care, LLC v. Nichols-Shields  
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: S064120

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented for the Oregon Supreme Court’s review was whether an adult foster care provider claiming unjust enrichment may recover the reasonable value of its services from a defendant who, through fraud, obtaine...

Parrish v. Rosenblum  
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: S065300

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners sought review of the ballot title prepared for Referendum Petition (RP) 301 (2018). Among other things, that bill created a new Health System Fund, which would pay the cost of administering a new Oregon Reins...

Dillard v. Premo  
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: S064028

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Carvel Dillard was charged with four counts of sexual abuse in the second degree and four counts of prostitution. The indictment alleged crimes against two victims. Petitioner was not represented by counsel at...

OHSU v. Oregonian Publishing Co., LLC  
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: S064249

Justia Opinion Summary: This case centered on a public records request made by defendant Oregonian Publishing Company, LLC (The Oregonian), a newspaper, to plaintiff Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), a public health and research uni...

Oregon v. Harris  
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: S064377

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the state issued a subpoena for a witness against defendant Kenneth Harris, and the witness did not appear for trial. The state then offered hearsay evidence in lieu of live testimony, arguing that the witn...

TriMet v. Aizawa  
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: S064112

Justia Opinion Summary: The question this case presented for the Oregon Supreme Court’s review centered on fees, and whether the legislature intended to depart from the accepted practice of awarding a party entitled to recover attorney fees inc...

Haynes v. Board of Parole  
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: S064442

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Michael Haynes sought judicial review of a final order of the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision that denied his petition to change the terms of his life imprisonment to allow for the possibility of r...

ILWU v. Port of Portland
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: S064608
Williamson v. Dept. of Corrections
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: S064696
Unger v. Rosenblum
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: S064987
Wittemyer v. City of Portland  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: S064205

Justia Opinion Summary: The Portland City Code imposed a $35 tax on each resident of the city who is at least 18 years old, has income of $1,000 or more per year, and does not reside in a household that is at or below federal poverty guidelines...

Oregon v. Richards  
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: S063979

Justia Opinion Summary: If an individual has been released on both probation and post-prison supervision subject to the same or similar conditions, a single act may violate the conditions of both probation and post-prison supervision. Defendant...

Delta Logistics, Inc. v. Employment Dept. Tax Section  
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: S064380

Justia Opinion Summary: Delta Logistics, Inc. was a "for-hire carrier" licensed by the federal government to transport goods interstate. Delta did not own any trucks; rather, it leased trucks from owner-operators, who operated, furnished, and m...

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