Oregon Supreme Court

Opinions Filed in November 2022

State v. Fox

Under the American Rule, crime victims who have filed civil lawsuits are able to recover economic damages but they are precluded from recovering attorney fees.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Attorney Fees

Dept. of Human Services v. F. J. M.

Under ORS 419B.337, juvenile courts can order parents to engage in “treatment or training” which is “needed by [the] parent to correct the circumstances that resulted in wardship.”

Area(s) of Law:
  • Juvenile Law

I. H. v. Ammi

Under OEC 507-1, correspondence between a certified advocate and victim is privileged unless the victim has brought an action against the certified advocate or the program that the certified advocate works through.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Evidence

State v. Ralston

When making a post-trial claim of prejudice, the defendant must show “a more concrete likelihood” that there was “actual prejudice” that affected the preparation for the defense. State v. Mende, 304 OR 18, 22-23 (1987).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Procedure

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