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Sprinkler Heads Are ‘Equipment’ Under Statute of Repose (access required)

In a case involving fire on an apartment building’s exterior balcony, the Supreme Court of Virginia concludes that exterior sidewall sprinkler heads are “equipment” under Virginia’s statute of repose, Va. Code § 8.01-250, and reverses the circuit court judgment holding that the sprinkler heads are ordinary building materials; the court also holds that a manufacturer’s ...

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