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Oregon Supreme Court News

Oregon Attorney General ordered to rewrite ballot title on proposed bill to limit legislators' service

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Oregon has sent a proposed bill back Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum for modification after a resident filed a ballot title change for Initiative Petition 19 (IP 19). The man claimed that the title did not accurately describe the immediate impact if the bill passed, most notably that the state would impose an eight-year service time limit for legislators the first time.

Oregon SC turns back challenge to safe harbor provision

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Oregon Supreme Court has affirmed a decision against a motorist who challenged Oregon's safe harbor statute in an attempt to have insurance provider Progressive Classic Insurance Co. cover his attorney fees.

Trial court had no grounds to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit, Oregon Supreme Court rules

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Oregon Supreme Court has reversed trial and appellate courts’ decision to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against Rogue Valley Medical Center and Dr. Alison Savage.

Ore. SC allows claim for loss of chance at recovery in med-mal case

EUGENE, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Oregon ruled on May 11 that it would reverse a decision by a court of appeals in a medical malpractice case involving the “loss of chance” legal theory.

Oregon SC: PIP benefits do not include insured’s transportation costs

The state’s high court, hearing the case en banc, ruled 4-3 that plaintiff Stephanie M. Dowell was not entitled to reimbursement for the transportation costs she incurred to obtain medical care, as part of her personal injury protection, or PIP, medical benefits. PIP is an extension of car insurance that covers medical expenses and, in many cases, lost wages.