Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
C.G. Norwood, Jr., Michael M. Noonan, Margaret Diamond, William Bologna, McGlinchey, Stafford, Mintz, Cellini & Lane, H. Bruce Shreves, Jay H. Kern, Warren W. Wingerter, Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans, George F. Curran, for applicant.
John J. Weigel, Madeleine Fischer, Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent Carrere & Denegre, New Orleans, Steve Griffith, for respondents.
Supreme Court of Louisiana.
DIXON, Chief Justice.
The issue before us is whether the ten year peremptive period for actions arising out of construction defects as set out in R.S. 9:2772 applies where a contractor acquires knowledge of a hazardous condition in his construction and yet fails to warn the owner.
In 1966, predecessor corporations of defendant GATX contracted to build a grain storage tank at plaintiff Bunge's Destrehan plant. The tank, two hundred feet in diameter and fifty...
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