An architect who worked on a state project but was terminated in 2003 cannot be sued beyond the three-year statute of limitations simply because his successor and contractors relied on his plans until the renovation was completed, a judge in Albany has held. Acting Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara (See Profile) said the state’s “attempt to transform ‘completion of performance under the contract’ to ‘completion of the project’ is not supported by case law.” Rather, he said in State of New York v. Wank Adams Slavin Associates, 5390-07, that the statute of limitations began when the professional relationship between the architect and state came to an end in 2003.
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