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Matthew DeVries

Matt is a construction & litigation attorney with Stites & Harbison, PLLC and father of seven young kids.

Tag Archives: statute of limitations

Are Construction Dispute Claims by the State Ever Time Barred? Depends.

Posted in Case Law, Federal Construction, Legal Trends
I have written before about statutes of limitation and statutes of repose relating to construction disputes. I recently learned that these principles may not apply to a public owner’s claims against design professionals and contractors. Statutes of limitation/repose?  In its simplest terms, a statute of limitation is a time limit for bringing a lawsuit (i.e., … Continue Reading

Where’s Matt? Speaking about Construction Law in Texas and North Carolina

Posted in Legal Trends, Tennessee, Texas, VA, DC, MD
Where’s Waldo?  The real question is, Where’s Matt?  If you’ve wondered where I have been the past few days, try looking in Texas and North Carolina.  I have been preparing to speak at two construction law conferences in two different states.  Look closely and you might find me. On Thursday, I will be speaking at the University … Continue Reading

Flooding and Mold: Court Explains Discovery Rule and Effect on Statute of Limitations

Posted in Case Law, Tennessee
You’ve heard about Nashville’s historic flood almost six weeks ago and all the damage that it has caused to thousands of homes throughout Middle Tennessee. Just this morning, Nashville Metro government sent 305 buyout letters to homeowners whose homes were damaged within the floodway, the area where water flows most swiftly during a flood. Today’s … Continue Reading