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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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25, Oct 2014 - Caldwell man allegedly orders son to shoot him to delay going to prison
Shannon Egeland, facing a 10-year sentence for his role in Central Oregon's largest housing scandal, reportedly asked his teenage son to shoot him in the legs in July in a… Click to Continue »
25, Oct 2014 - Oregon Supreme court hears oral arguments on PERS changes
Oregon's public pension system got its day in court Tuesday as the Oregon Supreme Court heard oral arguments over the legality of pension reforms enacted last year by the Legislature.
24, Oct 2014 - Appeals Court overrules Legislature
Bill allowing Damascus de-annexation ruled unconstitutional If you thought the turbulent political situation in Damascus couldn’t get more complicated, think again. It just did. The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday, Oct. 22, that a bill passed by the Legislature allowing people to de-annex from the beleaguered city is unconstitutional. ...
24, Oct 2014 - Wilsonville, OR Mentor Graphics Wins Patent Infringement Case, Awarded Damages
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24, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court hears PERS cases
Lawsuits challenge cost-of-living changes, end to extra payments to out-of-state retirees. The questions of whether Oregon lawmakers can pare cost-of-living increases for public retirees — and take away extra payments for out-of-state retirees not subject to state taxes — are now in the hands of the Oregon Supreme Court. The ...
24, Oct 2014 - Judge: City can ban medical pot dispensaries
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A judge in the heart of southwestern Oregon's marijuana country has ruled that the city of Cave Junction has the power to ban medical marijuana dispensaries outright, not just declare a moratorium. Josephine County Circuit Judge Pat Wolke (WOL'-kee) ruled Thursday in Grants Pass that a law enacted by the Legislature in 2013 does not prevent cities from denying business ...
24, Oct 2014 - Oregon court to hear arguments in pension case
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Supreme Court hears oral arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit challenging legislative changes to the state pension system.
24, Oct 2014 - Oregon Supreme Court court hears arguments in PERS case
Attorneys representing public employees told the Oregon Supreme Court on Tuesday that a contract is a contract, and the justices should reject the Legislature's attempt to reduce annual cost-of-living increases for retired workers.
24, Oct 2014 - Oregon court says ripping out clumps of someone’s hair isn’t necessarily assault
Apparently, pulling a person's hair from their scalp doesn't cause "substantial pain" or "physical impairment"
24, Oct 2014 - TBN Second Chance Takes Life-Changing Television to Prisons Across Oregon
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24, Oct 2014 - Washington, OR Here's what's happening on the film scene
Here's what's happening on the film scene: Focus on prison topics Three short films exploring prison justice and prison education work will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. read more
24, Oct 2014 - Lane, OR State board OKs accused cop killer's move to residential facility
The woman investigators say shot and killed a Eugene Police officer in 2011 and was later deemed mentally unfit to stand trial can move from the Oregon State Hospital to a less secure residential facility once space is available, a state board said.
23, Oct 2014 - Romanian princess gets probation for role in cockfighting business in Oregon
A Romanian princess who helped run a cockfighting enterprise in Oregon has been sentenced to three years of probation and won't have to go to prison.
23, Oct 2014 - Deschutes, OR After 24 years, Oregon classmate killer released
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