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Oregon’s Eviction Ban

Stoll Berne attorneys Steve Berman and Keith Ketterling, acting as special assistant attorneys general, defended a constitutional challenge to Oregon’s eviction ban. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and devastating wildfires, the Oregon legislature enacted a law that temporarily prevented landlords from evicting tenants for non-payment of rent. The law ensured that Oregonians would not lose their homes during the economic downturn. It also helped prevent displacement during a time when the public was safest remaining at home. On behalf of the State of Oregon, and Governor Brown, Stoll Berne moved to dismiss the case. The motion was granted in February 2022, and a final judgement was entered in the State’s favor.