NJ Statute Of Repose: Make Sure The Clock Is Ticking

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court recently issued a decision that could have a profound effect on members of New Jersey’s construction community.

In Town of Kearny v. Louis F. Brandt, the court issued two major holdings:

(1) under New Jersey’s statute of repose, an architect with construction administration responsibilities cannot be sued for defective work more than 10 years after the first temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) is issued; and

(2) if a party is dismissed because more than 10 years has elapsed since its work,...
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