NJ Ruling Helps Cos. Deflect Blame In Construction Suits

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies fighting construction litigation can argue that defendants already dismissed from a case are to blame, a decision that could limit their liability and stop claimants from targeting companies with the deepest pockets, experts say.

When a defendant wins summary judgment based on a strict, 10-year window in New Jersey for suing over real property improvements, it doesn't prevent a remaining defendant from trying to convince a jury that the dismissed party is responsible for the alleged problems...
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