Statute of Repose

Statute of Repose on Multi-Building Project Applies to Each Building When Completed

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has held that the statute of repose on a multi-building, multi-phase project commences on a building by building basis. Thus, a condominium association filing suit after completion of 28 buildings has been tol… Read More
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Multi-Building Condominium: When Does Statute of Repose Begin?

The Supreme Court of Minnesota has ruled that the MN statute of repose, for a multi-building condominium project, is determined on a building-by-building basis, and not on completion of the entire project. As noted below, a federal court judge in Mas… Read More
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What Triggers the Statute of Repose on Multi-Phase Project?

It’s a controversial decision on a controversial topic, but a federal court judge has held that the statute of repose on a multi-phase project was triggered by the last phase, and not sooner. In Massachusetts, the six-year statute of repose clock s… Read More
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Violation of Home Improvement Contractor Act is Subject to Statute of Repose

A sharply divided Supreme Judicial Court has held that claims by a homeowner against a contractor, under the state home improvement contractor law, are subject to the statute of repose. Thus, when improper work done in 2001 was not discovered until 2… Read More
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“Sales Misrepresentation” Claim Does Not Get Around Statute of Repose for Construction Defects

Gotta hand it to them. Plaintiffs who presumably recognized that any claim for design or construction defects would be barred by the New Jersey statute of repose filed a lawsuit alleging that the developer misrepresented the quality of the septic sys… Read More
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Statute of Repose Does Not Bar Fraudulent Concealment Claim

A condo association will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit against the original developers filed 15 years after completion of the project, and despite a 10-year statute of repose. A divided Illinois Supreme Court has applied a “fraud-based” ex… Read More
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Statute of Repose Not Tolled by Builder’s Occupancy of House

Is the New Hampshire eight-year statute of repose tolled (extended) when the original builder occupies a house for four years? The NH Supreme Court has said no. Drouin Builders built the house in 2001 and conveyed it to sole shareholder Michael Droui… Read More
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About Stan Martin

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Stan Martin holds a law degree and an undergraduate degree in architecture. He has been involved with the construction industry for more than 45 years, working in construction prior to law school and beginning his construction law practice. Over the course of his career, he has served on boards and committees for organizations including the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Massachusetts Building Congress.

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