Donna Young, Special Partner, Pugh Accardo, prevailed on a motion for summary judgment, arguing that the Owner failed to bring its claim against the General Contractor within Louisiana’s 5 year Peremption Statute. The claim involved a student housing development in Baton Rouge where damages allegedly resulted from flawed installation of the exterior stucco cladding. Louisiana Revised Statute R.S. 9:2772(A) sets forth a five year peremptive period in which to bring claims for damages arising out of most construction projects. The date commences on 1) date of occupancy of the building or 2) date of filing of the certificate of substantial completion filed. The court found that suit was brought more than 5 years after the certificate of substantial completion was filed, and it granted Summary Judgment dismissing all claims with prejudice.