February 12, 2016

​In a 7­-2 decision recently, the United States Supreme Court decided that North Carolina’s statute of repose is not pre-­empted by federal environmental laws. The case involved responsibility for environmental contamination at the former CTS site in Asheville and the ruling is a decimating result for all of those affected by environmental hazards.

A number of affected homeowners sued CTS for various injuries, and their claims were dismissed because North Carolina has a law – the statue of repose – that requires all tort suits for injury to person or property must be brought within 10 years after the last culpable act of the defendant. The statute of repose, different from a statute of limitations, is an absolute deadline for filing claims,...

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