Oregon Supreme Court News

Oregon Supreme Court remands Starbucks wage and hour case

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 30, 2018

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Oregon has the remanded a case filed by Starbucks employees who sued the company for allegedly improperly calculating tax withholdings.

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

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 6, 2017

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

By Zachary Lewis | Jul 5, 2017

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

By Pam Wright | Jun 20, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | May 16, 2017

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Feb 28, 2017

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.

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