NJ Justices Won't Limit Liability Window For Contractors

Law360, Jersey City (April 30, 2015, 3:11 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the state's suit against contractors over an allegedly faulty hot water system for a 26-building prison met a statutory window for claims over real property improvements, denying contractors' arguments that the clock started running before the project's overall completion.

The unanimous court backed an appellate ruling that the state's April 28, 2008, lawsuit against companies involved in building South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton, New Jersey, fell within a 10-year statute of repose for construction litigation. The suit claims that an underground high-temperature hot water system serving the 3,176-bed complex has design...

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