Product Liability Reform: Statute of Repose: SB 92 (1991).
Establishes a 10-year statute of repose for actions brought against
Establishes a 10-year statute of repose for actions brought against architects, engineers, and builders for design error or faulty construction. Requires that actions be brought within two years from the date that the defect is discovered. Requires that breach of contract or warranty claims be brought within 6 years of the date of completion. The reform does not apply to claims involving intentional or willful misconduct or warranties exceeding the statutory period of six years. The statute of repose which provided death benefits to dependents only when work-related injury caused death within six years of accident violated the open courts provision of the State Constitution. Hales v. Industrial Commission of Utah, 854 P.2d 537 (Utah App. 1993).
This shift is not in the best interests of consumers, manufacturers, or the state as a whole
Michigan lawmakers must consider the unintended consequences of expanding liability
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