In a recent case, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts held that the completion of a multi-phase “improvement” to a condominium triggered the six-year statute of repose for the builder’s negligence and breach of implied warranty claims for the whole project, rather than each individual phase.
Each fall semester, Temple 1Ls spend three weeks negotiating and documenting some fairly straightforward deal elements in Introduction to Transactions Skills (ITS). Overseen by Professor Andrea Monroe, ITS requires all 1Ls to play the role of attorney to either a budding restauranteur or a potential investor and attempt to strike a deal to open a new restaurant.
On April 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Lamps Plus, Inc., et. al. v. Varela, No 17-988. In a 5-4 opinion, the Court held that an ambiguous agreement cannot provide the requisite contractual basis to support a finding that the parties agreed to submit a dispute to class arbitration.