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Oregon v. Lacey  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: S064616

Justia Opinion Summary: In criminal cases consolidated for trial, defendant Richard Lacey waived his right to counsel and invoked his right to self-representation after being warned that, if he engaged in disruptive conduct during his jury tria...

Oregon v. Sholedice  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: S064787

Justia Opinion Summary: These consolidated cases involved two defendants who were separately charged with unlawfully delivering marijuana. In one case United States Postal Service (USPS) took a package out of a mail hamper and put it on the flo...

In re Maurer
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: S064901
Dept. of Human Services v. S. J. M.  
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: S064763

Justia Opinion Summary: In juvenile dependency cases consolidated for review, the issue centered on the permanency plans for two children and half-siblings, L and A, under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court. The Department of Human Services...

Oregon v. Kimbrough  
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: S064985

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Dustin Kimbrough wished to have people killed and witnesses scared, so he sought to hire a hitman. For that, he was charged with and found guilty of several counts of attempted solicitation of aggravated murder...

Oregon v. Stevens  
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: S065140

Justia Opinion Summary: While on patrol, Officer Klopfenstein stopped a van because one of its headlights was out. There were three passengers in the minivan. After asking the driver for his identification, the officer asked the driver about th...

Oregon v. Warren  
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: S065338

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Christopher Warren was charged with multiple offenses in a single indictment. Defendant demurred to the indictment on the ground that it did not allege the basis for joining the charges. The trial court disallo...

Oregon v. Jackson  
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: S065372

Justia Opinion Summary: The state filed an interlocutory appeal of a circuit court’s two pretrial rulings suppressing evidence. Defendant Homer Lee Jackson, III was charged with 12 counts of aggravated murder, relating to the deaths of four vic...

Seneca Sustainable Energy, LLC v. Dept. of Rev.  
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: S064613

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Seneca Sustainable Energy LLC (Seneca) began construction of a biomass cogeneration facility on property that it owned outside of Eugene, Oregon. In this direct appeal of the Regular Division of the Tax Court, t...

Oregon v. Bement  
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: S064956

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Brian Bement admitted that, on March 13, 2010, he shot and killed Greenspan. Defendant was a drug dealer, and Greenspan was a naturopathic physician who had invested in defendant’s drug dealing operation. The s...

Fredrickson v. Starbucks Corp.  
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: S065165

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, former Starbucks baristas, sued the company claiming it improperly calculated state and federal tax withholding, and as a result, improperly deducted those withholdings from plaintiffs’ paychecks. As a result...

Work v. Dept. of Rev.  
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: S065202

Justia Opinion Summary: A magistrate court granted a taxpayer part of the relief requested. The magistrate accepted the property values that taxpayer requested for the two most recent tax years but did not accept the values that taxpayer reques...

United States of America v. Lawrence
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: S066187
State v. Miller
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: S064136
Gist v. Zoan Management, Inc.  
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: S064925

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Jeff Gist worked as a driver for defendant Driver Resources, LLC. The other two defendants were related companies. In November 2013, plaintiff filed a class-action complaint against defendants, on behalf of him...

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