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Humphreys v. Humpreys

Domestic Relations: Motion to Set Aside for Improper Service Case: Humphreys v. Humphreys, 2006 Synopsis: The sole material issue in the case was whether adequate service of process was effected on Respondent in the dissolution proceeding. Judge Rasmussen determined that even if substituted service was invalid, the facts denote service of process “in a manner reasonably

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Christianson v. State

Age Discrimination Case: Christianson v. State, 2009 WL 8405254 Synopsis: Plaintiff applied for a job on two different occasions with defendant and on both occasions was not illegible. This led Plaintiff to bring an age discrimination claim. Judge Rasmussen held that Defendant did not discriminate against Plaintiff due to her age.

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Sulliger v. Lane County

Employment Dispute: Unjust Enrichment Case: Sulliger v. Lane County, 2005. Synopsis: This case arose from plaintiff’s unjust enrichment claim stemming from his employment with Lane County’s Mental Health Division. Plaintiff argued that defendant was unjustly enriched by receiving plaintiff’s services as a special deputy sheriff and failing to match his accrued pension amount when he retired.

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Klutschkowski v. PeaceHealth

Medical Malpractice Case: Klutschkowski v. PeaceHealth, 354 Or. 150, 311 P.3d 461 (2013). Synopsis: Parents brought an action against Oregon Medical Group to recover for brachial plexus injury sustained by their child as a result of complications occurring during birth. Judge Rasmussen entered judgment on a jury verdict in favor of parents in the amount of

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L.H. Morries Electric Inc. v. Hyundai Semiconductor Am. Inc.

Complex Construction Dispute Case: L.H. Morris Elec., Inc. v. Hyundai Semiconductor Am., Inc., 203 Or. App. 54, 125 P.3d 1 (2005). Synopsis: This was a complex construction dispute in which a subcontractor brought a breach of contract, quantum meruit, and construction lien claims against semiconductor manufacturer and manufacturer’s construction agent. After subcontractor’s contract and quantum meruit

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Qwest v. City of Springfield

Utility Taxes Case: Qwest Corp. v. City of Springfield, 2016 WL 2755048 (Or.Cir.). Synopsis: This matter raised multiple issues. First, the parties asked the Court to decide whether the City of Springfield could impose a new utility tax in light of statutory and Oregon Constitutional restrictions. Defendant also raised the affirmative defense that Plaintiffs were precluded

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Cherniak v. Brown

Utility Taxes Case: Chernaik v. Brown, 2015 WL 12591229 (Or.Cir.). Synopsis: Plaintiffs alleged that their personal and economic well-being was directly dependent upon the health of the state’s natural resources held in trust for the benefit of its citizens, including water resources, submerged and submersible lands, coastal lands, forests, and wildlife. Specifically, Plaintiffs alleged that their

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ACLU v. City of Eugene

Excessive Force: Civil Liberty Case: American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, Inc. v. City of Eugene, 2011 WL 10894596 (Or. Cir.). Synopsis: Eugene police officers arrested Plaintiff. To subdue him, the arresting officers used a Taser stun gun. Following the arrest, the officers were accused of misconduct and the Police Department conducted an internal investigation to

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Fraser v. Valley Energy Investment Fund

Attorney’s Fees Case: Fraser v. Valley Energy Inv. Fund U.S., L.P., 2010 WL 6761061 Synopsis: This matter came before the Court upon Defendants’ “Petitions for Attorney Fees and Costs of Defendants Vulcan Power Company, Vulcan Investment Holdings LLC and Valley Energy Investment Fund U.S., L.P.” Judge Rasmussen awarded a portion of the requested attorney’s fees to

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Aspen Flo, LLC v. Saxon

Real Property: Adverse Possession Case: Aspen Flo, LLC v. Saxon, 2007. Synopsis: This matter required Judge Rasmussen to determine the property boundary between the Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s land. In making the determination two issues were considered: 1) whether either party established a substantial interest or claim to the property, and 2) whether Defendants acquired title to

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