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Oregon Illegal Detention Suit Settled for $30,000

The State of Oregon and Multnomah County paid a former detainee $30,000 to settle his illegal detention claims.

In 2006, Irving Robinson was confined in the Multnomah County Jail, facing criminal charges. The State failed to bring him to trial within 60 days as required by OR5136.290, and the charges were dismissed. Robinson was entitled to immediate release from confinement, but was confined another 90 days before he was released.

Robinson sued the State and County in federal court, alleging unlawful detention. He sought $35,000 in damages. On October 29, 2008, the case was settled for $30,000 with the State and County each paying Robinson $15,000. Portland attorney Kevin Lucey represented Robinson. See: Robinson v. Multnomah County, USDCm D OR, Case No. 08-CU-821-HU.

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Robinson v. Multnomah County