Lakeview Boulevard Condo. Ass'n. v. Apartment Sales Corp
In Lakeview Boulevard Condo. Ass'n. v. Apartment Sales Corp., 144 Wn.2d 570, 29 P.3d 1249 (Wash. 2001), the Supreme Court of Washington found that state's statute of repose for claims arising out of real estate improvements constitutional because, among other objectives, it serves the legitimate purposes of:
(1) limiting the discovery rule and thereby avoiding the placement of too great a burden on defendants involved in the construction trades and (2) preventing plaintiffs from bringing stale claims where evidence might be lost or witnesses might no longer be available. 29 P.3d at 1253.