Oregon Supreme Court

Opinions Filed in February 2021

State v. Banks

A prosecutor may not make statements to a jury which imply that “additional evidence exists but cannot be presented” due to “our laws and rules of the court.” State v. Newburn, 178 Or 238, 241-42, 166 P2d 470 (1946). A trial court “accentuate[s] the error” if it overrules a defendant’s objection; reversal is required if the trial court fails to instruct the jury to disregard the prosecutor’s statement. Id.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Procedure

Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. v. Sulejmanagic

Under ORS 100.450(7)(c), a foreclosure action that has been filed and dismissed is treated as if it had never been filed.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Property Law

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