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. Defendant argued that he did not consider plaintiff a police officer for purposes of PERS and refused to process his request. Judge Rasmussen determined that plaintiff was not a police officer and thus his unjust enrichment claim failed.