Cable Huston Secures Appellate Victory for Stewart Title in Longstanding Tax Dispute

Mon 31 Aug, 2015 / by / Verdicts & Cases

Congratulations to Cable Huston client Stewart Title Guaranty Co. on a recent victory before the Oregon Court of Appeals in a complex tax dispute with the State of Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. On July 1, 2015, the Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment by the trial court in Stewart Title’s favor invalidating the State’s attempt to assess Stewart Title’s so-called “retaliatory taxes” based on portions of the premiums paid by its …

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Oregon Court Validates City of Hermiston’s Formation of a Natural Gas Utility

Tue 30 Jun, 2015 / by / Verdicts & Cases

Up until now, the members of NWPPA have been focused on electric power. That could change in the future, however, if existing consumer-owned electricity utilities decide to branch out into natural gas service. A court in Eastern Oregon has paved the way for this diversification by ruling that cities in Oregon have authority to build, own, operate, and maintain a natural gas distribution utility. Cities in Oregon also have the power to “exclude or eject” …

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Cable Huston Prevails in Oregon Court of Appeals Title Insurance Dispute

Thu 16 Oct, 2014 / by / Verdicts & Cases

Congratulations to Cable Huston client AmeriTitle Inc. on a recent victory before the Oregon Court of Appeals in a title insurance dispute arising from a real estate transaction in Bend, Oregon. On August 26, 2014, the Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of significant monetary claims brought in a case captioned Tim Haveman v. AmeriTitle Inc. et al. With Cable Huston partner Jon Monson acting as lead appellate counsel, assisted by associate Nikki Swift, …

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Jan Kitchel Wins Important Appellate Case on Liquor Liability

Thu 17 Jul, 2014 / by / Verdicts & Cases

The Oregon Court of Appeals reaffirmed the concept 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. Ct. App. July 9, 2014) 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 evidence in the …

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