District Court Judge Sides with Coachella, Dismisses Radius Clause Lawsuit

Thu 14 Mar, 2019 / by / Verdicts & Cases

A United States judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Oregon promoters against Goldenvoice, ending the year-long battle over the California festival’s radius clause that prevented artists performing at the 125,000-person two-weekend event from playing other festivals for months at a time. After hearing oral arguments in his Oregon courtroom, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman sided with Goldenvoice’s attorneys and dismissed the year-old lawsuit with prejudice……Read More

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Cable Huston Prevails on Appeal for EWEB

Wed 4 Apr, 2018 / by / Verdicts & Cases

Congratulations to Cable Huston client Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) on a recent victory before the Oregon Court of Appeals. The case involved a dispute between EWEB and a local property owner regarding the scope of EWEB’s rights to access the owner’s property in order to maintain a fish return channel located along the McKenzie River. The fish return channel is part of a system designed by EWEB to protect threatened salmon species and …

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Another Oregon Supreme Court Victory: Casey Nokes, Tommy Brooks and Clark Balfour Help Rockwood Water PUD Get Reversal

Thu 5 May, 2016 / by / Verdicts & Cases

The Oregon Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals, ruling that the City of Gresham’s attempt to raise right-of-way access fees from 5% to 7% of revenues was an improper intergovernmental tax on a fellow municipal entity, Rockwood Water People’s Utility District (“PUD”). In Northwest Natural Gas Co. v. City of Gresham, 359 Or 309 (2016), the City of Gresham enacted an ordinance increasing the fees it charges both investor-owned utilities (including Northwest Natural and …

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The Oregon Supreme Court Affirmed Jan Kitchel’s Appellate Case on Liquor Liability

Fri 22 Apr, 2016 / by / Verdicts & Cases

The Oregon Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeals again stating that a social host can be liable for overserving a guest, or for failing to control the activities that occur at the host’s house. In Baker v. Croslin, (Or. S. Ct. April 21, 2016) a young man was shot and killed accidentally by another guest at a party where copious amounts of alcohol were served by the homeowner. The Court held that there was …

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