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Judge certifies class action in county's $1.4 billion lawsuit


October 6, 2016

Linn County District Judge Daniel Murphy granted class certification in Linn County's $1.4 billion breach of contract lawsuit against the State of Oregon and the State Forestry Department.

It is a welcome development, said Linn County Commissioner Roger Nyquist.

The lawsuit now included approximately 150 taxing districts, he said.

"Elected officials and policy makers have a fiduciary responsibility to treat this opportunity as an asset," Nyquist said.

He said they expect to go to trial in early 2017.


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