Owners Not Entitled to Statute of Repose Defense

Appellate Reversal of Summary Judgment Highlights Purpose of Construction Statute of Repose In Clayton v. Dixon, 2023 Tenn. App. LEXIS 115 (Tenn. Ct. App. March 23, 2023), a property owner sued adjacent property owners for property damage caused by the installation of an allegedly deficient pipe culvert. Mark Clayton, the owner of residential property, sued his neighbors, Joseph and Faye … Read More

Substantial Completion: It’s complete, even if not perfect

It’s complete, even if not perfect: Tennessee Court of Appeals confirms substantial completion does not mean free from alleged defects Recently, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, in 5 separate cases handled by Lewis Thomason construction lawyers, made clear that a project is substantially complete even if there are alleged defects in construction – and even in the face of alleged … Read More