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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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01, Oct 2014 - Grant, OR Gates Foundation awards $25 million to HIV vaccine research
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Oregon Health & Science University scientists, in announcing the award, said they hope to develop a vaccine that not only prevents the HIV virus ...
01, Oct 2014 - Klamath, OR Oregon Trail Card Fraud Sentencing
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.– The men accused of $500,000 worth of Oregon Trail Card fraud were each sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. Severo Toro-Castellon and Raphael Ortega-Vargas were the owners of the Carniceria Mi Pueblo Market. Both pleded guilty to five counts of aggravated theft. Klamath Falls District Attorney Rob Patridge said, “This … Continue reading »
01, Oct 2014 - Klamath, OR 2 Sentenced for Oregon Trail Card Fraud
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01, Oct 2014 - Josephine, OR Man Sentenced in Neighbor Killing Case
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Southern Oregon man accused of killing his neighbor was sentenced to life in prison Thursday in Josephine County Court. Donald Easley was found guilty of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The court records show he is eligible for parole. Last year, Easley killed his neighbor – Leron Estes. … Continue reading »
01, Oct 2014 - Klamath, OR Klamath County food stamp fraud
Klamath Falls, Ore. --- Another key figure in a food stamp fraud case in Klamath County pleads guilty. On Tuesday, Raphael Ortega-Vargas was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison and ordered to pay back $125,000 dollars in restitution. Ortega-Vargas and Severo Toro-Castellon co-owned the meat market where prosecutors say they paid Oregon Trail card holder’s 50-cents on the dollar, and ...
01, Oct 2014 - Klamath, OR Man sentenced after police find 22 pounds of meth
Klamath Falls, Ore. -- A Klamath County judge has sentenced a man to five years in prison after he plead no contest in one of the biggest meth busts in Southern Oregon history. 25 year old Jeronimo Novoa-Leal will likely be deported to Mexico after his sentence is served. OSP says he was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on Highway 97 in October of last year. Officers received consent to ...
01, Oct 2014 - Former Federal Way school board member sentenced to six months for stealing tires | Photos
Former Federal Way school board member Tony Moore was sentenced to six months of prison time with five years probation for each count on Tuesday at Multnomah County Courthouse in Portland, Oregon.
01, Oct 2014 - Woman who lit fire to give friends work sentenced - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A woman who set a massive wildfire on Oregon tribal lands to give her firefighter friends work has been sentenced to more than a year in prison.
01, Oct 2014 - Klamath, OR Man sentenced to prison after 22 pounds of meth found in car
A convicted methamphetamine dealer was sentenced to five years in prison in southern Oregon. 
01, Oct 2014 - Former U.S. attorney endorses Oregon pot legalization
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A former U.S. attorney for Oregon has endorsed an upcoming referendum to legalize recreational marijuana in the state and tax and regulate its sales, saying on Monday that laws banning the drug have failed to curb its use. Kris Olson, who served as Oregon’s chief federal prosecutor during the Clinton administration, is the latest public figure to ...
01, Oct 2014 - Woman imprisoned 30 years for Reno killing gets new trial because of Gypsy Hill evidence
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A woman who has been in prison for more than 30 years for a Nevada killing was granted a new trial Monday based on recently discovered DNA evidence that her lawyer said ties an Oregon prison inmate to the 1976 slaying of a Reno student and two killings in California.
01, Oct 2014 - Multnomah, OR Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland's town square four years ago. Prosecutors had sought a 40-year term for Mohamed Mohamud, 23, in the plot that actually was an FBI sting. Mohamud was arrested Nov. 26, 2010, after pressing a keypad button on a cellphone that he believed would ...
30, Sep 2014 - Sources Say: Oregon vs. Oracle? Outside state, few seem interested
How big a deal is the fight between Oregon and Oracle on the Cover Oregon health exchange website? In state court, Oregon has accused Oracle of racketeering; in federal court, Oracle has accused Oregon of contract and copyright violations. But none of those suits were mentioned in the recent national ...
30, Sep 2014 - Pendleton, OR Trial underway in 2011 Milton-Freewater killing
A trial is underway in Eastern Oregon for a man accused of killing a neighbor in 2011, and details emerged Monday during opening statements.
30, Sep 2014 - New Court of Appeals judge named
Portland lawyer to succeed Robert Wollheim on Oct. 31. Meagan Flynn, a Portland lawyer who has specialized in appellate work, will be the newest judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Flynn was named Thursday by Gov. John Kitzhaber to succeed Judge Robert Wollheim, who will retire Oct. 31. Kitzhaber ...
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