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Vulnerable no more: disaster preparedness now safer under Oregon law

USA - July 13 2015 As part of a larger package of earthquake preparedness measures, a new Oregon statute should be of interest to anyone who stores toxic substances…

Oregon raises the bar on “certificates of merit” for design professionals

USA - July 9 2015 Certificates of merit are intended to prevent frivolous lawsuits. Before a claim can be filed against a design professional, another design…

In Oregon, time (limitations), they are A-changin’

USA - May 31 2015 With apologies to the music legend, Oregon's statutes of limitations and repose for construction defect claims can be as open to interpretation as Bob…

Common law indemnity claims may be superfluous in comparative fault states

USA - March 23 2015 A recent Oregon Supreme Court decision in a construction defect case (Eclectic Investments, I LLC v. Patterson, 357 Or. 25 (March 19, 2015)), may…

Oregon appellate case limits duty to defend in construction contracts

USA - February 2 2015 In Sunset Presbyterian Church v. Anderson Constr. Co., 268 Or. App. 309 (Dec. 31, 2014), the Oregon Court of Appeals curtailed the damages available…