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Connecticut Nullum Tempus Bill to be Heard in Committee

Wednesday, March 4, 2015  
Connecticut SB 1032 would revise the existing law’s statute of repose for actions involving defects in construction and design contracts, as well as actions for damages to property or persons, including wrongful death, against architects, professional engineers and land surveyors to eliminate the common law doctrine of nullum tempus (no time limit runs against the king). The bill provides that for actions involving such defects or damages that accrue on or after October 1, 2015, the action could not be brought by the state or its political subdivisions more than ten years after substantial completion of the improvement. The bill does not establish a limitation period for actions by the state or political subdivisions against contractors (or their sureties or insurers). The bill will be heard in committee this week for the first time.

Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.


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