Courts in Oregon
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Oregon's County Courts hear probate and estate, mental health, adoption, and juvenile cases. Oregon's Justice Courts handle landlord/tenant, misdemeanor, and traffic cases. There are also 144 Oregon Municipal Courts, which handle misdemeanors and traffic violations. Oregon's tax courts handle administrative agency appeals, and Oregon's Circuit Courts handle a variety of civil and criminal cases including domestic relations, and felony cases. If you file a small claims case in Oregon, it will be heard in either Justice Court or Circuit Court. The Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court comprise the Oregon appellate court system. If you're seeking Oregon court records, visit the court's online database, OJIN Online, at Here you can find Oregon public records from state court cases. To obtain copies of Oregon court documents, contact the court where the case was heard, as their policies regarding obtaining these Oregon public records can vary. The Oregon Judicial Department's website,, provides contact information for each of the Oregon's courts. The Oregon Judicial Department's website also provides additional information regarding the Oregon state court system in its Materials and Resources section at
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28, Aug 2014 - Polk, OR 2 plead guilty to murder in police informant killing
Prosecutors in Polk County, Oregon, say two men have pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the kidnapping and killing of a police informant last December.
28, Aug 2014 - Umatilla, OR Oregon Man Sentenced for Fatal Stabbing Outside Pendleton Woolen Mills
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28, Aug 2014 - County project extension possible
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28, Aug 2014 - Beaver, OR Evacuation Updates for Beaver Complex Fire (Includes Oregon Gulch)
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28, Aug 2014 - Polk, OR 2 men plead guilty in killing of Polk County police informant
Prosecutors in Polk County, Oregon, say two men have pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the kidnapping and killing of a police informant last December.
28, Aug 2014 - Alleged Klamath Co. drug kingpin arrested in California
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28, Aug 2014 - Appeals court: Foes of same-sex marriage can't intervene
Decision lets stand the end of Oregon's 2004 ban. A federal appeals court has dismissed the last pending defenders of Oregon’s ban against marriage by same-sex couples, a ban struck down by a federal judge three months ago. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the National ...
27, Aug 2014 - Columbia, OR Former inmate suing Oregon for nearly $50K
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27, Aug 2014 - Exchange news: Oracle sues Ore. for $23M; Mass. sticks with state-run website
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27, Aug 2014 - U.S. court clears FedEx Ground drivers to pursue wage, benefit claims
Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting in Portland, Oregon, reversed a lower court's ruling and would allow the drivers working for FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, to move forward with their lawsuits. The appeals court noted that the claims brought by the California and Oregon drivers are among similar cases filed against FedEx in approximately 40 states. FedEx said on Wednesday that it ...
27, Aug 2014 - CAL Fire Utilizes Inmates to Fight Fire
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27, Aug 2014 - Multnomah, OR Oregon Teen Blue Kalmbach Gets 11 Years For Carving Swastika In Friend's Forehead
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27, Aug 2014 - White supremacist gets another life sentence for carjacking deaths
White supremacist David "Joey" Pedersen has been sentenced to life in prison for the carjacking murders of an Oregon teenager he mistakenly thought was Jewish and of a black man in Northern California.
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