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Inheriting a Vehicle

The Oregon DMV has fairly straight forward processes in place for inheriting a vehicle. There are four possible processes:

1. Title has Multiple Owners with Survivorship.
2. Title without Survivorship and Estate is not going to be Probated.
3. Title without Survivorship and Estate is currently being Probated.
4. Title without Survivorship and Estate has been Probated, but is now closed.

For details on these processes, the DMV has a document with links to additional help and forms. The document is here: https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/docs/vehicle/inherit.pdf.

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Consumer Price Index – Portland: up 2.3 percent 2014 over 2013

From: http://www.bls.gov/ro9/cpiport.htm

Consumer Price Index, Portland – Second Half 2014

Area prices were up 1.2 percent over the past six months, up 2.3 percent from a year ago

Prices in the Portland Area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), rose 1.2 percent in the second half of 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Regional Commissioner Richard J. Holden noted that the January increase was influenced by higher prices for shelter and food. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, six-month-to-six-month changes may reflect seasonal influences.)

Over the last 12 months, the CPI-U increased 2.3 percent.   Energy prices increased 0.9 percent, largely the result of an increase in the price of electricity. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent over the year.

Consumer Price Index – Portland: up 2.6% from 6/2013 to 6/2014

Latest Release: http://www.bls.gov/ro9/cpiport.htm

Area prices up 1.0 percent over the past six months, up 2.6 percent from a year ago

Prices in the greater Portland area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), advanced 1.0 percent in the first half of 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (See table A.) Regional Commissioner Richard J. Holden noted that this latest six-month increase was influenced by higher prices for shelter, electricity, and food. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, six-month-to-six-month changes may reflect seasonal influences.)

Over the past 12 months, the CPI-U rose 2.6 percent. (See chart 1.) Energy prices advanced 1.4 percent, mainly due to an increase in the price of electricity. The index for all items less food and energy increased 2.7 percent over the year.

Collecting Attorney Fees under the Lanham Act

The Seventh Circuit has clarified its standard for finding a case “exceptional” under the Lanham Act for purposes of awarding attorney fees. A case is “exceptional” if a defendant is the prevailing party and the plaintiff was guilty of abuse of process in suing, or if a plaintiff is the prevailing party and the defendant persisted in a meritless defense in order to impose costs on the plaintiff. The court stated that it is not required to inquire after the state-of-mind of the non-prevailing party. Nightingale Home Healthcare Inc. v. Anodyne Therapy, LLC, ____ F3d____, 2010 WL 4721581 (C.A.7 (Ind.)), (7th Cir. Nov. 23, 2010.

Though not binding here in the 9th Circuit, this case and its standards have the potential to become the norm nationally.