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Claim Extinguished By Six-year Statute Statutes Of Limitation; Indemnification

Monday, December 02, 2002 11:42 am

 
Claim Extinguished By Six-year Statute Statutes Of Limitation; Indemnification

A Washington court has ruled that while a subcontractor's punch list and warranty work may have extended its liability exposure, a prime contractor's indemnification claim was still barred by a six-year statute of repose.

Parkridge Associates, Ltd. awarded a contract to Ledcor Industries, Inc. for construction of an apartment complex. Ledcor subcontracted the roofing work to Roy Freeman Roofing Co. The subcontract required Freeman to indemnify and hold Ledcor harmless from any claims resulting from work performed by Freeman.

The project was substantially complete on December 30, 1993. Freeman continued to perform work [...]

 
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