Wednesday, 25 February 2009

UConn law library suit thrown out

The Hartford Courant reports that the lawsuit filed by the state of Connecticut against the designers and builders of University of Connecticut law library has been thrown out by a Connecticut Superior Court judge because the suit was filed beyond the statute of limitations. The state had argued that it is immune to statutes of limitations and contractual provisions limiting its right to sue. Connecticut law generally has a 6 year statute of limitations for bringing a legal action in matters involving a written contract; the state filed the lawsuit 12 years after the building was completed. The building cost $23 million to build in 1996, and has already required $20 million in repairs because of a leaky facade and extensive water damage.

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