Archive for September 2010

Skip Small Claims Court in Oregon

So, you’ve got a “small” case for just a few thousand dollars – it’s not a multi-million dollar case, but it’s a big deal to you.  Should you take your case to small claims court?  Probably not, because if you skip small claims court, you may be able to get the other side to pay…

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No probation revocation for failure to pay restitution

Even though Oregon law specifically states that failure to pay restitution cannot be the basis for a revocation of probation, this is still something that judges occasionally do. In its recent opinion in State v. Kacin, the Court of Appeals unambiguously stated that probation may *not* be revoked when the only issue is failure to…

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