Bruce H. Cahn’s Appellate Experience

Mr. Cahn has developed an active appellate practice during his litigation career. He has argued matters before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Cahn’s appellate experience includes:

  • Arthur Yeatts v. Polygon NW Co., 360 Or 170 (2016) (affirming summary judgment ruling against an injured construction worker who claimed the general contractor was liable under the Employer Liability Law on all but one claim and established the reliance on expertise of subcontractor defense for General Contractors to negligence claims in construction injury cases)
  • Beaverton School District 48J v. Ward, 281 Or App 76 (2016) (affirming discount of attorneys’ fee request in a condemnation case where the property owner asserted an objectively unreasonable position and affirming longstanding rule on date of valuation in condemnation cases)
  • McDowell Welding & Pipefitting, Inc. v. United States Gypsum Co., 260 Or App 589 (2014) (clarifying tender of payment requirements to cut off prejudgment interest)
  • Fick v. Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, 269 Or App 756 (2015) (defeated procedural and substantive challenges to new rules regarding the use of gillnets in the Columbia River [representing Intervenor Coastal Conservation Association])
  • Tri-County Metro. Transp. Of Oregon v. Posh Ventures LLC, 244 Or App 425 (2011) (in a case of first impression, the Court set new rules regarding the cost to cure valuation method due to lost access and set new rules for appraising property in condemnation-related matters)
  • Beck v. City of Portland, 202 Or App 360 (2005) (clarified ripeness rules regarding review of City development plans)

Additionally, Mr. Cahn has drafted briefs in Delta Air Lines, Inc. v. Oregon Department of Revenue, 328 Or 596 (1999) (determining the value of leased aircraft in Oregon) and McDowell Welding & Pipefitting, Inc. v. United States Gypsum Co., 345 Or 272 (2008) (clarifying executory accords in Oregon and establishing a new basis for recovery of prejudgment interest).