Effective October 1, 2009, the statue of repose for products liability is 12 years. A statute of repose bars any suit that is brought after a specified period of time even if the plaintiff has not been injured at that time. For example, under the new law a plaintiff could not sue a defendant manufacturer 13 years after purchasing a product made by that manufacturer even if the plaintiff was not injured by the product until that time. The new law sounds plaintiff friendly but in fact is a minor blow to defendants as the old law limited actions to only six years.
Statute of Repose for Products Liability Now 12 Years
04 Friday Jun 2010
Posted NC Law, Products Liabilityin