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What is the Statute of Limitations for a Construction Claim?

September 15, 2014

This article was written by Brent A. Meyer for the Volume XI – Issue 2 – 2014 issue of the Carlock, Copeland & Stair Quarterly Newsletter.

We are often asked the seemingly simple question: what is the statute of limitations in Georgia for a claim against a design professional? While that may seem like a question that would have a simple answer, in Georgia, the answer is far from simple. The only short answer that can be given is that it depends. The longer answer is what we have outlined below.

The statute of limitations establishes the time within which a party must file suit. If suit is not filed within the prescribed period, it will be time-barred. There are several purposes for these statutes.

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