Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Finding Construction Defects Suit Untimely

(February 22, 2016, 1:56 PM EST) -- SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Supreme Court on Feb. 19 upheld an appellate court ruling affirming an award of summary judgment to a home builder after finding that the woman’s lawsuit was barred by Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) Section 12.115(1), which states that the 10-year statute of repose begins to run after “the date of the act or omission complained of” (Melissa Shell v. The Schollander Companies, No. SC S062791, Ore. Sup.; 2016 Ore. LEXIS 124).

(Opinion available. Document #09-160304-007Z.)

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