Last month, the Oregon Supreme Court issued a decision with important implications for construction litigation. Ball Janik attorneys were heavily involved in the appeal to the Supreme Court.
In Shell v. The Schollander Companies, Inc., 358 Or 552 (2016), the court held that where a home is constructed without a contractual relationship between its builder and its first owner, the applicable statute of repose for negligent construction claims is ten years “from the date of the act or omission complained of.”
The fact that two statutes of repose are potentially applicable to Oregon construction defect litigation has for some time created uncertainty. Continue Reading Deep In Repose: New Decision Clarifies Longstanding Confusion