State Supreme Court declines to review lower court's reversal of timber verdict


September 21, 2022

The Oregon Supreme Court has declined to review a decision by the state Court of Appeals that overturned a victory by Linn and 12 other counties, and 151 local taxing districts, in a $1.1 billion lawsuit over how the state manages timber harvests on some 700,000 acres of state forest lands.

Linn and the other counties earlier this summer asked the state Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeals decision, issued in late April, overturning the a 10-2 verdict in favor of the counties by Linn County jurors in the fall of 2019.

The state’s highest court denied the counties’ appeal wi...

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