Limitations of Actions and Suits

ORS 12.070
Action on judgment, decree or sealed instrument


An action upon a judgment or decree of any court of the United States, or of any state or territory within the United States; or


An action upon a sealed instrument entered into before August 13, 1965,
shall be commenced within 10 years. [Amended by 1965 c.502 §3]

Notes of Decisions

A forum state may apply its own statute of limitations to actions seeking to enforce foreign judgments since such a limitation is procedural rather than substantive in nature. Newhouse v. Newhouse, 271 Or 109, 530 P2d 848 (1975)

This section applied to city water service overcharges with respect to beneficiaries of deed covenant. Aspgren v. City of Columbia City, 34 Or App 991, 581 P2d 536 (1978)

Chapter 12

Notes of Decisions

An action for personal injuries caused by breach of implied warranty is clearly one for which "different limitation is prescribed by statute" under ORS 12.010 and thus is not governed by provisions of this chapter. Redfield v. Mead, Johnson & Co., 266 Or 273, 512 P2d 776 (1973)


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