Statute of Repose

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… 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 Dro… 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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