Construction Suit Time Limits OK'd In A First For Calif.

Law360, Los Angeles (June 4, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT) -- In a first for California, a state appellate court ruled Monday that a contract provision triggering the statute of limitations upon completion of a construction project applies in the Golden State, holding that Brisbane Lodging LP's allegations that a contractor botched a hotel's construction were untimely.

The San Francisco-based three-judge appellate panel unanimously ruled that a standard-form contract starting the statute of limitations period at the time the project was substantially completed, never decided before in California, was proper due to the state's respect of private...
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