Article Date: 02/14/11


VIRGINIA HIGH COURT DISTINGUISHES "EQUIPMENT" FROM "MATERIALS"


Supreme Court of Virginia

Royal Indemnity Company v. Tyco Fire Products, LP

No. 2011 Va. LEXIS 24
January 13, 2011



Overview

The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that sprinkler heads were "equipment," not ordinary building materials. The manufacturer was not protected by the state's five-year statute of repose pertaining to the design or construction of improvements to real property.

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