Another settlement over failed Salem building

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Associated Press

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 1:02 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A testing company that approved the concrete used in the condemned Courthouse Square building in Salem has agreed to settle a lawsuit by paying $105,000 to the owners — Marion County and Salem Keizer Transit.

The county Board of Commissioners approved the settlement this week.

The Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/10Erw9h ) most of the lawsuits against contractors and insurers have been settled for a total of more than $11 million. The lawsuit against the company responsible for structural designs, Century West Engineer Corp., is unresolved.

The five-story Courthouse Square building was closed in 2010 after engineers determined it was unsafe because of weak concrete and a defective design. A $23 million renovation should be completed next year.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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