Editorial: Judge’s ruling changes nature of timber suit

A recent ruling in Linn County’s lawsuit over state timber-management practices could prove to be a critical victory for the state.

Or it could turn out to be a somewhat minor speed bump in the road for the class-action lawsuit, in which Linn County has been joined by about 140 other plaintiffs, other taxing jurisdictions in counties that contain some of the state timber trust land at issue in the case.

Either way, the ruling from Linn County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Murphy should stand as a reminder of the complexity of this case.

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