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What is a Statute of Repose

Posted in North Carolina, States, Statute of Repose, Statutes of Limitation

We’ve talked about statues of repose and how they affect construction projects in the past.  Well Melissa Dewey Brumback at Construction Law in North Carolina just published a superlative statute of repose piece: Statute of Repose: Putting your Risk to Bed.  I like Melissa’s work so much, especially how she compares a statute of repose to a… Continue Reading

AIA Contract For Early Start and Early End To Statute of Limitations: Illinois Court Says Yes – Part 2

Posted in Illinois, States, Statute of Limitations, Statute of Repose

In yesterday’s post we talked about the recent case of Federal Insurance Company v. Konstant. That’s the recent Illinois case upholding the section of an American Institute of Architects (the “AIA”) architects agreement that imposes an early start to the statute of limitations on owner design defect claims. Today we’ll talk about how that case… Continue Reading

AIA Contract For Early Start and Early End To Statute of Limitations: Illinois Court Says Yes – Part 1

Posted in Illinois, States, Statute of Limitations, Statute of Repose

When an owner and a contractor enter into a construction contract using a form from the American Institute of Architects (the “AIA”), they usually agree to special terms that limit how the amount of time either side can pursue a claim against the other. I often wonder how courts react to these kinds of terms… Continue Reading