ORS 12.070¹
Action on judgment, decree or sealed instrument

(1) 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

(2) 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)

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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 (Time of commencing actions) and thus is not governed by pro­vi­sions of this chapter. Redfield v. Mead, Johnson & Co., 266 Or 273, 512 P2d 776 (1973)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 12—Limitations of Actions and Suits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­012.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 12, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­012ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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