Bohr v. Tillamook

Supreme Court of Oregon

Case: Bohr v. Tillamook  

Court: Supreme Court of Oregon 

Date: December 21, 2023 

Issue on Appeal: Whether a plaintiff must establish class-wide reliance on alleged misrepresentations to bring a claim under the state's consumer protection statute. 

RLC’s Position: Oregon law, along with the weight of authority from other jurisdictions, require reliance as a necessary component of causation for misrepresentation claims. Plaintiff’s attempt to import the “price-inflation theory” from the securities context is unavailing because of the diverse motivations leading to consumer purchases. 

Other Amici: The RLC joined a brief led by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, together with: Consumer Brands Association, Food Northwest, National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, Inc., National Retail Federation, and Oregon Business & Industry   

Counsel: Elizabeth White, David Fine, and Henry Ross of K&L Gates LLP.      


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