Skip to main content

Legal Developments—Oregon

All Articles

Right of Access to Public Roads: A Primer
A property owner’s right of access to an abutting public road is one of the more legally arcane sticks in the so-called “bundle of sticks” that constitute property rights. Known as a “common-law right of access,” the legal framework has developed via...
Continue Reading >
Offshore Wind Bill Signed into Law and Effective September 25, 2021
The Oregon legislature has overwhelmingly approved an offshore wind bill, HB 3375, that sets a goal for the development of up to three gigawatts of floating offshore wind by 2030. Governor Brown signed HB 3375 into law on June 23, 2021. The new law i...
Continue Reading >
Matthew Hansen and Tara O'Hanlon Giving Presentation on the Oregon Condemnation Process
Matt Hansen and Tara O’Hanlon will be participating in a webinar titled “Oregon Easements, Rights-of-Way and Eminent Domain,” presented by HalfMoon Education. They will be presenting the topic “Participating in the Condemnation Process,” where they w...
Continue Reading >
Big News for the Offshore Wind Industry in Oregon
Wind energy is rapidly expanding as a source of renewable energy in the United States and across the world. At present, the main focus of Oregon's wind energy industry has been inland, primarily on the Columbia River Plateau in north central Oregon....
Continue Reading >
Oregon’s Home Solicitation Sales Act: The Perils for Residential Contractors
The Oregon Home Solicitation Sales Act (OHSSA), ORS §§ 83.710-83.750, provides customers with a three-day right to cancel while imposing stringent disclosure requirements on sellers in connection with home solicitation sales, including certain in-per...
Continue Reading >
Oregon’s Third Special Session of 2020 Recap: Landlord Assistance and Residential Eviction Moratorium, School Liability Limitations, and Cocktails To-Go
The Oregon Legislature closed out 2020 with its third special session of the year, passing four bills aimed to provide relief to Oregonians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires. The contents of those bills are summarized below. HB 4401: R...
Continue Reading >

Blog Information