Philadelphia to Host Two Insurance Law Events

Tom Hagy, Publisher
BVR Legal
 Philadelphia – October 29, 2008 – Insurance lawyers, in-house counsel, and financial professionals have two options this quarter to get up […]

Las Vegas to Host National Construction Defect Insurance Law Conference

Tom Hagy, Publisher
BVR Legal

Las Vegas – October 29, 2008 – Just over a month after the Nevada Supreme Court allowed 700 homeowners to […]

New Appleman Insurance Coverage

Date: April 6, 2009

Greenspan: “Credit tsunami”

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NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams: More Signs of Global Recession

1 day agoNBC Nightly News — Oct. 24: The Dow reached a five-year low Friday and across the globe, major electronics companies in Japan […]

Are Women Lawyers 80 Years Away from Partnership Parity with Men?

Philadelphia – October 23, 2008 – While women comprise nearly half of the nation’s law students, at least one group estimates that women […]

Insurance “Bad Faith” Subject of Recent State Supreme Court Cases & New York Conference

Philadelphia – October 23, 2008 – If recent activity at the supreme courts of Florida, Idaho and Ohio is any indication, disputes over […]

Haley & Aldrich: Vapor Intrusion New Risk in Real Estate Contracting

By Dr. Lorne G. Everett
While contractors and real estate professionals are generally familiar with terms such as “Phase I” or “Phase II” when performing environmental […]

50-State Survey from Saxe Doernberger & Vita: Statutes of Repose for Construction Claims


This survey of state laws is a quick reference guide that should only be used as a starting point in researching the applicable law to a given situation. Depending on the facts of each situation, there may be additional legal authority which impacts the analysis of a particular case.  Saxe Doernberger & Vita P.C. is a Hamden, Connecticut law firm that represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes.   Founder & Partner Tracy Saxe is co-chair of the Comprehensive Construction Defect Claims & Coverage Conference taking place Nov. 5-7 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  For more information, visit, and go to the “live conferences” section.
Time Limit: 13 years
Extension: N/A
Real Property: A claim can be brought up to 2 yrs. after cause of action accrues. No relief for cause of action that accrues more than 13 yrs. after substantial completion of improvement. See Ala. Code § 65-221.
Time Limit: 10 years
Extension: N/A
Real Property: 10yrs from earlier of substantial completion of construction that allegedly caused injury or last act alleged to have caused injury to bring a cause of action.
§ 09.10.055(a). Claimant may not begin action v. construction professional unless notice of claim is filed w/in 1 yr. of discovery of defect, action must be filed w/in 10 yrs. post substantial completion. See AS § 09.10.054.
Time Limit: 8 years
Extension: 1 year
Real Property: 8 yrs. after substantial completion of improvement. If injury occurred during or latent defect wasn’t discovered until 8th yr. after substantial completion, action may be brought within 1 yr. after injury occurred or latent defect was discovered, but can’t be brought more than 9 yrs. after substantial completion. Doesn’t apply to personal injury, wrongful death. See Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 12-552.

CFA Weighs in on Financial Crisis & FAS 157

It’s no secret that many think FAS 157 helped fan the flames of the current financial crisis (see: More blame for FAS 157 in […]

Countrywide’s $8.4B Settlement: Must Holders of Its Securitizations Foot the Bill?

Written by J. Bruce Boisture
Managing Partner
Grais & Ellsworth LLP
To settle allegations of predatory lending made by the Attorneys General of California, Illinois, and […]

Statistical models can make all the difference

Just how important are statistical models?   Just take a look at some recent cases where effective statistical analysis, including market event studies, became the […]

Chinese Drywall Litigation

Date: June 18, 2009

DLA Piper Among Large Firms ‘Publishing’ Frequent News, Views on Financial Tsunami

Law firms are increasingly going straight to the Web with their own brand of updates and perspectives, creating a motherlode of free legal insights.  […]

Realities of Employee Ownership Plans Subject of Oct. 14 Call

Press Release
PHILADELPHIA – October 3, 2008 – With more than 10 million U.S. workers in employee ownership plans, pending legislation, and comments circulating from […]

Courts Concerned Over Veracity of Electronic Records

 This is an excerpt from “Is It Real or Is It Memorex?  The Looming Crisis of the Authenticity of Electronically Stored Information in Commercial […]