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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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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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Parmenter v. Lemon

Landlord Tenant Dispute: Attorney’s Fees Case: Barbara Parmenter Living Trust v. Steve and Kymberly Lemon, 2012. Synopsis: This matter arose out of a landlord tenant dispute between the plaintiff landlord and the defendant tenants. The tenants sought reimbursement of attorney fees. On remand from the Supreme Court Judge Rasmussen determined that based on the analysis of

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Home Builder’s Association v. City of Springfield

Municipal Water Management Case: Home Builders Association of Lane County v. City of Springfield and Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission, 2005. Synopsis: This case concerned the legality of a System Development Charge (SDC) Methodology that was drafted by the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission, and formally adopted by the cities of Eugene and Springfield. Petitioners alleged that the

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Rainier Economic Development Council v. Columbia 911 Communications District

Enforceability of Intergovernmental Agreement Case: Rainier Economic Delvopment Council v. Columbia 911 Communications Dist., 2007 WL 5813754 Synopsis: This case required Judge Rasmussen to determine the enforceability of a proposed Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) that required nine entities to transfer tax revenue to Petitioner, Rainer Economic Development Council (REDCO). That determination required the court to decide two

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Marker v. Marker

Validity of Arbitration Provision Case: Marker v. Marker, 2006 WL 6151643 Synopsis: This case required Judge Rasmussen to determine whether an arbitration provision compelled the member-managers of a limited liability company to arbitrate their disputes regarding business operations. Ultimately, he ruled that arbitration had to be compelled. Link to Opinion

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