RALEIGH — The General Assembly has received final approval to clarify a law on time limits for filing personal injury lawsuits in North Carolina courts. The bill could help tainted water litigation continue for Asheville homeowners and former Camp Lejeune residents. The proposed ...Read More »
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that a group of homeowners in North Carolina can’t sue a company that contaminated their drinking water decades ago because a state deadline has lapsed, a decision that could prevent thousands of other property owners ...Read More »
RALEIGH – A case that lawyers say could result in limiting the protections provided by standard 10-year new-home warranties – and even longer warranties for homebuilding products – was argued before the N.C. Supreme Court last week. Lawyers in the ...Read More »
RALEIGH – Willful and wanton negligence will be considered in an N.C. Supreme Court appeal that could affect the pocketbooks of homebuilders, construction product manufacturers and homebuyers – and the warranties that bind them. When lawyers in Christie v. Hartley ...
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Under state law, every new house built and sold in N.C. comes with an implied warranty that the home is free from major structural defects when it was sold, but the builder can expressly warrant the house for more, and for longer, often up to 10 years. But a decision by an N.C. court comes with no warranty that it will ever be enforced ─ or even understandable ─ or for how long.Read More »
Homebuilders will likely not be affected by an N.C. Court of Appeals decision handed down this week that appears to limit all construction warranties to six years, even when the builder expressly provides a longer one, according to the top lawyer for the N.C. Home Builders Association.Read More »