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Statutes of repose are designed to put potential lawsuits arising from long-ago projects and design professionals worries about them to rest.  Most states have a statute of repose requiring that suits arising from improvements to real property be brought within a specified number of years after completion of the work.  When the government is the plaintiff, this is not necessarily the case.  In this report I discuss two state court cases that demonstrated that in this instance, design professionals cannot be certain that sleeping lawsuits will remain in repose.