Skip Navigation LinksWins-In-the-News

​​

CLIENT WINS IN THE NEWS:

​Jim DeYoung v. Damascus:

Challenging the constitutionality of forced disincorporation vote by state legislature.

Marion Ag Service Inc.  Marion County Conditional use permit(s) 2014 and 2015.

Mitchell v. Linn County: Conditional Use Permit

Approval of personal use airport.  Approved unanimously before the County Commission, LUBA and Oregon Court of Appeals.

 

Roaring Springs Ranch v. BLM  IBLA Case OR 20-12-01

Successfully challenged and overturned BLM's denial of grazing rights for major cattle ranch.

 

Harris v. Mulino Hanger Cafe and Roadhouse: Case No. 3:13-cv-00793-MO

Won federal jury trial successfully defending against employment claims totaling over $300,000.

 

Woods v Hill: Clackamas County Circuit Court No CV 070400

Six Figure Jury Verdict in favor of Plaintiff.

 

Knight v. Baker City School District Federal Court 12-cv-1738

Kyle Knight succeeds in having censure revoked and all elected rights restored. 

 

Oregon School for the Blind (Failing) v. Oregon Department of Education Marion County Circuit Court, CV 09C18742

$6,000,000 win for Oregon kids on Quiet Title and Declaratory Judgment action contesting trust management and property rights! CatalystStatesman Journal Oregonian story Save the School for the Blind, KTVU, OPB, Statesman Journal, Quiet Title Action

 
After families and friends of the Oregon School for the Blind hired us to fight the Legislature and Oregon Department of Education on the proper use of the proceeds of the sale of the Trust property (some $6,000,000) -- The Oregon Legislature agreed and decided to do the right thing and keep the proceeds from the sale in Trust for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Oregon School for the Deaf.
 
The families give special thanks to:
 
More Students File Complaints -- Complaints Settled

North Clackamas OSB Student's Complaint Resolved

 

United States Bankruptcy Court, 09-39216 Rld7

Verdict for Defendant in a bankruptcy contempt of court case.

 

Moeser v. Busy Beaver Logging: Clackamas County Circuit Court, CV09090438

Dismissal in favor of Defendant, on a logger's lien and real property foreclosure dispute, attorney fees awarded to Defendant.

 

Land Use Board of Appeals, 2009-080

Obtained a reversal of a City Decision improperly conducted to change a zone without following notice and meeting rules.

 

Oregon War Veterans Association v. DOJ:  United States District Court, 10-CV6351-HO

Successfully protected major veterans organization from being forced to reveal private membership information, corporate strategy and other confidential communications.

 

Clackamas County Circuit Court, CV 100300078

Obtained a full dismissal before trial for Defendant in a real estate dispute alleging negligence and misrepresentation.

 

Clackamas County Circuit Court, LV 11010450 and 11010449

Successfully won two arbitration awards on counterclaims and obtained a full dismissal of plaintiff's case, plus recieved attorney fees.

​ 

Anthony Meeker v. Oregon Secretary of State, CV 110197:

Forced the 2011 Oregon Legislature to negotiate and agree to a fair and constitutional United States congressional redistricting plan.  Lawsuit filed on Oregon Redistricting

Timber trespass -- Victory - Six Figure Judgment


 

MORE MATTERS NOT REQUIRING LITIGATION

In Re Ming's Family Restaurant:

Succeeded in reversing an Oregon Lottery Commission decision that improperly terminated a lottery retailer contract.

 

In Re Keep Hope Alive:

Successfully worked with Oregon Department of Education leaders to reinstate a specialized education provider after ODE staff had made some incorrect assumptions about the business. City of Silverton settles dispute with local activists with an apology, change in policy and payment.

 
Land use permit approval for Turner airport -- Appealed and Approved Again

 

 The city of Aurora tries to enforce non-existent demolition permit.

 

SOS Elections Division almost kills ballot initiative but Success the measure will be on the ballot.

 

PLF - Pacific Legal Foundation WINS for economic freedom!- Tyler Smith was local counsel.