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Another Settlement Over Failed Salem 'Courthouse Square' Building

AP | Jan. 18, 2013 7:34 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

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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 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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