Oregon Supreme Court News

Damages from Lawsuits Against State Limited by Oregon Supreme Court

The Oregon Supreme Court voted 5-2 to uphold a $3 million cap on damages injured people can collect in lawsuits against the state or its employees. The case was brought by a Klamath Falls couple who sued OHSU after a …

Oregon Court Won’t Exclude Oracle Executives from Suit

The Oregon Supreme Court has denied a request by Oracle Corp. to have five of its executives excluded from a lawsuit filed by the state over the failure of the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange. The court issued the ruling …

Injured Snowboarder Can Sue, Oregon High Court Rules

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled a ski resort’s broad liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing. The justices ruled that the liability waiver was “unconscionable” and contrary to public policy, potentially opening the door for more people …

Oregon High Court Declines to Hear Del Monte’s Appeal

The Oregon Supreme Court has declined to review a 2009 Multnomah County jury’s class action verdict, upholding a finding that a Portland food-processing plant violated Oregon’s wage and hour laws. Because of the denial Thursday, Del Monte Fresh Produce will …

Paralyzed Snowboarder Wants Oregon Resort Held Responsible for Faulty Jump

The Oregon Supreme Court has been asked to invalidate a ski resort’s liability waiver by a snowboarder paralyzed from the waist down on one of the resort’s expert jumps. The snowboarder’s attorneys argue that the resort bears a responsibility for …