A statute of repose provides an outside limit as to when construction claims can be brought and is intended to give contractors and design professionals a degree of certainty as to when the risk associated with claims on a particular project diminishes. In my latest article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, I give you an overview of the statute of repose, including how it differs from a statute of limitation, how it is varies in several Western states, and what a defendant must do to successfully assert a statute of repose defense. Read the full article here.

“When Can You Rest Easy? A Primer on Statutes of Repose” was originally published by the Daily Journal of Commerce on May 19, 2017.