The Massachusetts Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s final judgment in favor of a parking lot line painter and a general contractor, finding a motorcyclist’s claims that a crash resulted from a flawed layout design were barred by the statute of repose.

Adam C. Smith filed a negligence complaint in Worcester Superior Court against Da Brothers Contractors LLC in June 2018 and against Andrew Divoll, an employee of Lakeside Line Painting who painted the lines in a restaurant parking lot, in November 2019.