Construction defect claim barred by SOL

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D&D Signature Homes, Inc. (D&D) appeals the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of David A. and Mary L. Eicher d/b/a Eicher Construction (Eicher) on Eicher’s motion for summary judgment. D&D presents six issues for our review, one of which we find dispositive: Are D&D’s claims against Eicher barred by the two-year statute of limitation?

Conclusion (slip op. at 9): The trial court did not err in granting Eicher‟s motion for summary judgment. Judgment affirmed.

Key Analysis (slip op. at 8-9): We conclude the designated evidence reveals that D&D knew of the defects in Eicher’s concrete work in the summer of 2003, thereby triggering the statute of limitation. D&D did not file its complaint against Eicher until March of 2006, nearly three years after the defects were discovered. Therefore, D&D’s complaint against Eicher asserting claims arising from Eicher’s defective work is time-barred by the applicable two-year statute of limitation.

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