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Bill introduced to alter state's construction defect law

A report released last week shows that construction defect claims per new home in Nevada is 38 times higher than the national average.

There are 1.35 construction defect claims per closing, according to the study conducted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Out of all the other states, the next highest ratio was .0035 claims per closing.

Senate Republican leader Michael Roberson, R-Henderson, today introduced legislation to address the crisis caused by Nevada's construction defect law.

Known today as "Chapter 40," Nevada's current construction defect law can be traced back to 1995 when the Nevada Legislature made changes to …

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 18, 2013 05:12PM Published Feb 18, 2013 05:03PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.