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Condo-HOA Blog - Statute Of Limitations

Important Oregon Supreme Court Opinion on Negligent Construction

In what appears to be the final word on claims for negligent construction, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled last week that such claims must be brought within two years of "discovery." In Goodman v. Kingman Plastering, Inc. (2016), the Supreme Court effectively overruled Riverview Condo. Ass'n v. Cypress Ventures (2014), a recent (lower) Court of Appeals case that ruled that negligent construction claims needed to be brought within six years of discovery. read more

A Significant Development in Construction Defect Time Limitations in Oregon

A few months ago, we wrote about the Oregon Supreme Court's decision in Rice v. Rabb and its potential impact on the statute of limitations for construction defect claims. We believed at the time that the case represented a welcome step forward in finally (favorably) resolving a split among the trial courts in determining when a construction defect claim could be barred due to the passage of time. read more

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