Oregon Construction Law: Statute of Limitations for Breach of Contract, Negligence

Two interesting decisions from the Oregon Courts of Appeals in 2008 and 2009 are indirectly related, and of interest to folks in the construction industry.

In the earlier decision, the Oregon court clarified the statute of limitations in a breach of contract claim for construct defects. Surprisingly, because of some ambiguity in two Oregon statutes, it has not been settled whether these suits were to be brought within 6 years from the date of breach, or ten.