Timber contract lawsuit heading to Legislature


September 28, 2022

The Oregon Supreme Court’s Sept. 16 decision to not accept the appeal of a $1 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by 13 counties and numerous taxing districts against the Oregon Department of Forestry will ultimately result in more wildfires and poorly managed state forest lands, Linn County Commissioner Roger Nyquist said Tuesday morning, Sept. 20.

Commissioners Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker concurred with his comments.

Linn County took the lead in a class action lawsuit that was announced in 2016 and was heard in Linn County Circuit Court over 21 days in October and November...

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