The Good, The Bad & The Unpublished
This article was written by Patrick Norris for the Volume XI – Issue 1 – 2014 issue of the Carlock, Copeland & Stair Quarterly Newsletter.
South Carolina courts are notoriously conservative when it comes to applying the statute of limitations for defendants in construction defect actions. The general rule is that the statute is not triggered until the plaintiff knows—or should know—he has a potential claim against some party. Because contractor and design professional defendants typically find it difficult to get dismissed from cases on statute of limitations grounds, it is significant when South Carolina’s appellate courts render decisions affirming such dismissals.
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