Oregon Supreme Court

Opinions Filed in February 2023

Haas v. Estate of Mark Steven Carter

The but-for standard of causation is appropriate in multiple causation negligence cases, unless two causes concur to bring about an injury and either one of them, operating alone, would have caused the same result.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Tort Law

Lawrence v. Oregon State Fair Council

Under State v. Hitz, a party must not be “ambushed, or misled or denied an opportunity” to respond to an opposing party’s or court’s statements. State v. Hitz, 307 Or 183, 189, 766 P2d 373 (1988).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Evidence

In re DuBoff

Under RPC 1.8(a), a lawyer who enters into a business transaction with a client must obtain the client’s informed consent by providing “in a writing signed by the client, [] the essential terms of the transaction…”

Area(s) of Law:
  • Professional Responsibility

Arnold v. Kotek

Mandamus is an “‘extraordinary remedial process which is awarded not as a matter of right, but in the exercise of sound judicial discretion.’” See State ex rel Fidanque v. Paulus, 297 Or 711, 717, 688 P2d 1303 (1984).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Law

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