Lumber Liquidators sued over formaldehyde test kits

As reported by Bloomberg Business
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of supplying consumers with unreliable kits to test for formaldehyde as […]

New Jersey Construction Conference 2014: Conference Adjourned!


When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Where: Pines Manor, Edison, NJ
Accreditation: 6 CLE Credits plus 1 Ethics Credit pending
Special Guest!  Former NY Giants Super Bowl XXV MVP Ottis ‘OJ’ Anderson!
Chaired by: Michael G. […]

Construction Defects: Does the ‘Right to Repair’ Statute Have Defects of Its Own?

Litigation over a defect in a newly purchased home, between a builder and homeowner, often leads to expensive and large multi-party lawsuits.

Axis Consulting Construction Forum 2013

Date: October 24-25, 2013 Location: San Francisco, CA

Meet Representatives From Over 100 Companies At Upcoming HB Litigation Conferences

Not only are HB Litigation Conferences an excellent way to learn about recent developments that affect the law of the litigations in which you […]

Judge Berle To Join Judicial Roundtable At Construction Forum

The Hon. Elihu M. Berle, of the L.A. Superior Court Complex Civil Litigation Panel, will be rounding out the panel of significant California construction […]

Kilpatrick on Valuation in Construction Litigation

Construction defects litigation essentially comes down to the market valuation of the foreshortened life of a damaged building, said John Kilpatrick, Ph.D., MRICS, of […]

Dedrick of Risk Worldwide on Construction Insurance

Dealing with construction defects litigation often involves finding creative ways to bring money to the table to resolve disputes. Katherine Smith Dedrick of Risk Worldwide spoke at HB's Construction Litigation Leaders' Forum on March 3 in Marina del Rey, Calif., and explained how her firm has used property policies to help resolve [...]

Chinese Drywall MDL Awards Plaintiffs $2.6 Million

PHILADELPHIA–-April 12, 2010–On April 8, Judge Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, awarded seven Plaintiffs $2,609,129.99 for damage […]

Recent CPSC Recommendations on Chinese Drywall Discussed at HB’s New Orleans Conference on May 18th

PHILADELPHIA – April 6, 2010 – Insurance disputes continue over who will bare the brunt of remediation costs for the removal of Chinese drywall […]

Chairman Selected for Chinese Drywall Litigation & Insurance Coverage Program

PHILADELPHIA – March 8, 2010 – Insurance disputes continue to mount over who ultimately will pay the cost of any damage or injury from […]

Mound Cotton’s Katz on Builders Risk 1

Mark Katz is a partner with Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass in New York. This month he shared his views with HB on […]

Chinese-Made Drywall: A Multi-Defendant, Multi-Claim, Multi-District Litigation Has Litigators Multi-Tasking

By Tom Hagy, HB Litigation Conferences
Based on attendance and buzz at recent legal education programs, mass tort, construction defect and, of course, insurance attorneys […]

Construction Defect Litigation: Delay, Disruption, Collection Claims in Foreclosure, and Contract Disputes Teleconference

Date: February 24, 2009

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 […]

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.

Chinese Drywall Litigation

Date: June 18, 2009

Chinese Drywall Insurance Coverage Audio Package

Date: June 1, 2009 Time: 2:00-3:40 pm ET Price: $149 - unlimited* (includes CLE for 1 listener); $99 - single (includes CLE for 1 listener)

Chinese Drywall Litigation Audio Package

Date: June 2, 2009 Time: 2:00pm-3:40pm ET

Construction Defect Litigation Update Conference

Date: November 19, 2009

Chinese Drywall Litigation & Coverage Conference – Live Webcast Also Available

Date: May 18, 2010

Bankruptcy Solutions for Construction Professionals, Their Counsel & Insurers

Date: June 17, 2010 Time: 2:00-3:40 pm ET Price: $149* (includes CLE for 1 listener) CLE Credit: 1.5-2.0 CLE credits, depending on state requirements.