Oregon Courts - The state of Oregon follows the common law...

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The state of Oregon follows the common law tradition of the original English settlers. “Civil law includes statutes and "case law" that define or interpret individuals' and organ- izations' private rights in their relationships and disputes that involve property, contracts, personal injury, family relationships, tax, or government rules and regulations. Because Oregon does not have laws that define every private right, courts rely on the "court-made" law called "common law" to resolve some disputes.” The criminal court is the second court system in the state of Oregon. “Criminal law is the body of laws that define a person's basic rights in and duties to pre- serve a peaceful and safe society. A person who violates the duties to preserve social peace and safety may be guilty of a crime "against the people" and so face jail, prison, or some other punishment. In addition, if the lawbreaker's act injured another, the victim
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