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Oregon v. Henley  
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: S064494

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Robert Henley was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse and attempted first-degree sodomy, arising out of child sexual abuse allegations by his stepdaughter during a family camping trip. The issue his case pos...

Oregon v. Hamann  
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: S064546

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Ryan Hamann drove while under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. The State charged him with felony DUII because defendant had two previous DUII convictions; defendant had been convicted of DUII in Georg...

Oregon v. Bray  
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: S064843

Justia Opinion Summary: The factual issue at trial was whether, as the State contended, defendant Thomas Bray forcibly raped, sodomized, strangled and assaulted J, or, as defendant claimed, J’s injuries resulted from consensual “rough sex.” A p...

Trinity v. Apex Directional Drilling LLC  
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: S065147

Justia Opinion Summary: This mandamus proceeding arose from a dispute about a contract’s forum-selection clause. Trinity Bank loaned money to Apex, a drilling company. Michael Lachner, a part owner of Apex and the relator in this case, signed a...

Oregon v. Mansor  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: S064382

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Oregon Supreme Court’s review centered on defendant’s challenge under Article I, section 9, of the Oregon Constitution, to a warrant that authorized the search, seizure, and examinat...

Starrett v. Rosenblum
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: S066010
Beyer v. Rosenblum  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: S065981

Justia Opinion Summary: In consolidated cases, petitioners sought review of the Oregon Attorney General’s certified ballot title for Initiative Petition (IP) 43 (2018), contending that various aspects did not comply with requirements set out in...

Oregon v. Swan  
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: S064016

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Andre Swan was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) and advised of his Miranda rights. In response, he invoked his right to counsel. Afterwards, the arresting officer asked defendant 2...

Shearer's Foods v. Hoffnagle  
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: S065049

Justia Opinion Summary: The Oregon Supreme Court previously denied employer Shearer's Foods' petition for review in this workers’ compensation case, but addressed claimant William Hoffnagle's petition for an award of attorney fees for time that...

Miller v. Ford Motor Co.  
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: S065010

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certified a question of Oregon law to the Oregon Supreme Court. At issue is the correct interpretation of ORS 30.905(2), which placed limits on the time-frame for initiating a product l...

State v. Maximo
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: S065957
Barrie v. Rosenblum
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: S065980
In re Webb
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: S064798
In re Klemp
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: S064893
Kinkel v. Persson  
Date: May 10, 2018
Docket Number: S063943

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Kipland Kinkel pled guilty to four counts of murder and 25 counts of attempted murder, and pled no contest to a twenty-sixth count of attempted murder. On May 20, 1998, when petitioner was 15 years old, he was...

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