David M. Duree and Associates, P.C.
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The Statute of Limitations begins when damages, not liability for the damages, is discovered

A storm blew part of a roof of an Auto Sales Business onto power lines causing a power surge that damaged Plaintiff’s computers.  years later the Plaintiff learned that the roof had been defectively installed, but was time barred by the 4 year statutue of limitations applicable to negligent construction, which began to run from the date of the accident when the damages were discovered, not from the date Plaintiff discovered that the roof had been defectively installed.  M & S Industrial Co v. Allahverdi (Illinois Appellate Court, 1st dist. 2018).