Written Opinions

Eugene School District v. State of Oregon

Construction Contract and Prevailing Wage Case: Eugene School Dist. No. 4J v. State, 2006 WL 6151642 Synopsis: This case required Judge Rasmussen to determine the prevailing wage rates applicable to contracts for the construction and redevelopment of four public schools. Which required him to reconcile competing interpretations of an Oregon Statute. He concluded that the prevailing

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Brown v. EWEB

Contract for the Sale of Surplus Water Case: In re Brown, 2010 WL 9547011 (Or. Cir.). Synopsis: The Eugene Water and Electric Board requested the Court exercise its authority to validate a contract for the sale of surplus water to the City of Veneta. Judge Rasmussen determined that the relevant statutes required Veneta to submit its

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Dewberry v. Kulongoski

Tribal Gaming Case: Dewberry v. Kulongoski, 2010 WL 9932505 (Or. Cir.) Synopsis: This case arose out of relators’ challenge to a tribal gaming compact entered into between the Governor of the State of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes that allowed gaming activities on a parcel of land known as the “Hatch Tract.” Judge Rasmussen determined that

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Haffner v. Lane County

Construction: Subdivision Approval Case: Haffner v. Lane County 2007 WL 5813755 Relators sought a writ of mandamus compelling Defendant Lane County to issue final Preliminary Subdivision Approval on Relators’ Preliminary Subdivision Approval Application. After reviewing the record and hearing oral arguments, Judge Rasmussen granted the writ of mandamus. DOWNLOAD PDF

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