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Linn County judge weighs arguments in $1.4B lawsuit


August 23, 2016

What is the Greatest Permanent Value of Oregon’s forests?

The answer to that question is one that will help determine the outcome of Linn County’s $1.4 billion breach of contract lawsuit against the State of Oregon and the State Forestry Department.

The Linn County Board of Commissioners recessed half an hour into their scheduled meeting on Aug. 17 and headed upstairs for a court hearing in that case, which was filed March 10.

The session was the second day of arguments for motions that were filed previously. The first hours-long hearing was held July 11 before District Judge Daniel...

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