Gillespie Community Unit School District No. 7 v. Wight & Co.

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL 115330
Decision Date: 
January 24, 2014
District: 
4th Dist.
Division/County: 
Macoupin Co.
Justice: 
THOMAS
Holding: 
Appellate court affirmed.
School District sued architect for negligence and fraudulent misrepresentation by concealment of material fact, as to building of elementary school. Nine years after school was completed, coal mine subsided beneath the building, causing extensive structural damage; building was then condemned. Five-year statute of limitations of Section 13-205 of Code of Civil Procedure applied to School District's claim for fraudulent misrepresentation. (GARMAN, FREEMAN, KILBRIDE, KARMEIER, BURKE, and THEIS, concurring.)