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Mecklenburg Times Reports on WBM Appeal With Far-Reaching Implications

Charlotte, North Carolina's Mecklenburg Times reported on WBM's case Christie v. Hartley Construction, Inc., et al on January 2, 2013 in the article "Statute of Repose on Trial: State's Highest Court Will Consider Home Construction Case." The Christie case involves a home constructed with an allegedly defective exterior cladding material. The Court of Appeals held that the cladding material's 20-year warranty was enforceable only for six years, affirming the trial court's dismissal of the case based on North Carolina's six-year statute of repose. The North Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to review the Court of Appeals' decision as well as consider some important issues not addressed in that opinion. Regardless of the outcome, the decision will have a major impact on every homeowner in North Carolina.