NJ Court Rules State Claims Timely In Prison Defect Suit

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT) -- Clarifying when the clock for construction defect claims starts ticking, a New Jersey appellate court ruled Friday that the state timely sued four contractors over an allegedly faulty hot water system at a massive prison built in the mid-1990s.

Reversing a summary judgment win for the contractors, the appellate court disagreed that a 10-year statute of repose for construction litigation was triggered before April 27, 1998, when the South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton, N.J., was in use and the complex's underground hot water system was...
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