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Statute of limitations

A statute specifying the period of time within which legal action must be brought for alleged damages or injury; in construction industry cases.

statute of limitations

A statute specifying the period of time within which legal action must be brought for alleged damage or injury. The lengths of the periods vary from state to state and depend upon the type of legal action. The period commences to run under some statutes of limitations upon the accrual of a legal claim, but in others only upon the time of discovery of the act resulting in the alleged damage or injury.
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Most of the provinces have only a 1-2 year statue of limitations.
It is fundamentally inconsistent with basic rights granted taxpayers by Congress in establishing the statue of limitations for filing amended returns (and refund claims).
Project Walk Across Oregon is part of an effort to pass a bill in the 2009 Oregon Legislature that will eliminate the statue of limitations for criminal prosecution of sexual abuse.
LEGAL COMMENTARY: The court held that the new professional negligence claim for battery related back to the date of the original complaint and was not barred by the statue of limitations.
The assessor's statue of limitations is generally four years for most escape assessments.
Despite the fact that many surviving perpetrators are now elderly, Mr Ahern insisted there is no statue of limitations in relation to such criminal offences.
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Further, the court observed that Davis argued that the statue of limitations in effect on the date of the filing of his case was not the statute that was in effect at the time he sustained his injury.
Although the court considered them guilty, the statue of limitations on the 1994 matter had expired, according to prosecutors
If there's no statue of limitations on these things, there's a certain 1972 basketball game that should be brought up.
Another canonist complained that under new Vatican rules, "prescription," or the statue of limitations in canon law, can be waived on a case-by-case basis for priests charged with sexual abuse.