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LIMITATIONS OF TIME AND NOTICE - REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIONS

Note: This document is intended to provide a general overview of the laws enacted in each state. Many of the statutes listed are complex, and do not lend themselves to a concise summary. Also, while we have made every effort to verify the accuracy of the materials summarized as of the date indicated, these statutes and cases are subject to revision, amendment and modification, as well as to differing court interpretations. It therefore is intended that this document should serve only as a guideline, for purposes of general reference, and is not a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. Please feel free to contact any Cozen O’Connor attorney for additional information and assistance.

LIMITATIONS AND NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR TORT CLAIMS AGAINST GOVERNMENT ENTITIES

Note: This document is intended to provide a general overview of the laws enacted in each state. Many of the statutes listed are complex, and do not lend themselves to a concise summary. Also, while we have made every effort to verify the accuracy of the materials summarized as of the date indicated, these statutes and cases are subject to revision, amendment and modification, as well as to differing court interpretations. It therefore is intended that this document should serve only as a guideline, for purposes of general reference, and is not a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. Please feel free to contact any Cozen O’Connor attorney for additional information and assistance.

PRE/POST JUDGMENT INTEREST

Note: This document is intended to provide a general overview of the laws enacted in each state. Many of the statutes listed are complex, and do not lend themselves to a concise summary. Also, while we have made every effort to verify the accuracy of the materials summarized as of the date indicated, these statutes and cases are subject to revision, amendment and modification, as well as to differing court interpretations. It therefore is intended that this document should serve only as a guideline, for purposes of general reference, and is not a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. Please feel free to contact any Cozen O’Connor attorney for additional information and assistance.

STATUTES OF REPOSE

Improvements to Real Property - Claims against Contractors, architects, and engineers

The statue of repose is a complex legal issue and may be applied very differently by each state. In addition, some states have different statutes of repose depending on if the improvement is to a residential or commercial structure or the defect is patent or latent. Some states have statues of limitations that run from the date of the negligent conduct, which although not technically statutes of repose, have the same effect. This chart attempts to illustrate the earliest possible date a time period for a claim against a contractor could apply. This chart does not illustrate statutes of repose or other applicable deadlines for claims against architects or engineers. In some instances, there may be different deadlines for filing such claims. Please refer to Cozen O’Connor’s chart titled Limitations of Time and Notice Requirements for Commencement of Actions for further information on the specific application of the statue of repose and other pertinent time periods for filing suit in each state. It is intended that this document and the related jurisdictional chart should serve only as a guideline, for purposes of general reference, and is not a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. Please feel free to contact any Cozen O’Connor attorney for additional information and assistance on this issue.

ECONOMIC LOSS DOCTRINE

Note: This document is intended to provide a general overview of the laws enacted in each state. Many of the statutes and cases listed are complex, and do not lend themselves to a concise summary. Also, while we have made every effort to verify the accuracy of the materials summarized as of the date indicated, these statutes and cases are subject to revision, amendment and modification, as well as to differing court interpretations. It therefore is intended that this document should serve only as a guideline, for purposes of general reference, and is not a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. Please feel free to contact any Cozen O’Connor attorney for additional information and assistance.

ELECTRONIC LIBRARY

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