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MUNICIPAL LAW: Superior Court holds that claims arising from allegedly negligent inspections barred by three-year statute of limitations

MUNICIPAL LAW: Superior Court Holds That Claims Arising From Allegedly Negligent Inspections Barred By Three-year Statute Of Limitations

The plaintiffs alleged negligent and reckless inspections in connection with additions and renovations to a home in Fairfield.  The inspections allegedly failed to reveal several deficiencies in the work performed.

The court holds that the claims are barred by the statute of limitations set forth in §52-577, a three-year statute of limitations.  The court also holds that claims are barred under the two-year statute of limitations, §52-584, since the plaintiff knew that there were problems with the construction, but failed to file her claim within two of years of obtaining that knowledge.

Fingelly v. Fairfield, CV13-6037513 (Rush, J. May 12, 2017)