SC Number:
S061171 (CONTROL) S061185
CA Number:
Case Title:
Sunset Presbyterian Church v. Brockamp & Jaeger, Inc.
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Supreme Court Case 2
Edwin C. Perry, Bruce R. Gilbert and Anne Cohen on behalf of Brockamp & Jaeger, Inc.
Michael T. Stone on behalf of Anderson Roofing Co., Inc.
Daniel T. Goldstein on behalf of Sunset Presbyterian Church
Statement of Issues:
Sunset Presbyterian Church v. Brockamp & Jaeger, Inc., (S061171) (Control) (S061185) (A146006) (appeal from Washington County Circuit Court; opinion reported at 254 Or App 24, 295 P3d 62 (2012).

Defendants Brockamp & Jaeger, Inc., and Anderson Roofing Company filed separate petitions for review and have been granted review of a Court of Appeals decision that reversed and remanded a trial court's grant of summary judgment to defendants based on the trial court's conclusion that plaintiff's claims were time-barred.

On review, the issues are:

(S061171): To determine when the statute of limitations commences with respect to a claim for alleged construction defects, when the construction contract contains an accrual provision that specifies that any applicable statute of limitations shall begin to run no later than the "date of substantial completion" of the improvement, is the triggering event substantial completion, or is a Certificate of Substantial Completion required?

(S061185): To determine when the ten-year statute of ultimate repose in ORS 12.135 begins to run, in the absence of the contractee's written acceptance that the construction, alteration, or repair of an improvement to real property or any designated portion thereof has reached that state of completion where it may be used or occupied for its intended purpose, what constitutes the date of "substantial completion" of a construction project?

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Justice(s) NOT Participating:
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