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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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14 ("[T]here is no other statute of limitations that similarly expressly applies to non-partial and non-installment PRA document productions; in fact, the legislature has provided no other PRA-specific statutes of limitations at all").
This, of course, depends mainly on the type and circumstances of the case, whereas Sharia Law (Divine Law) does not accept statutes of limitation.
Courts correctly read "chargeable" to incorporate only the substantive definitions of state law, not statutes of limitation, or other procedural rules.
2006) (establishing accruing statute of limitations conditional upon actual knowledge in breach of fiduciary duty claims); see also Mack, supra note 1, at 182 (discussing courts' response to harsh statutes of limitations by tolling in equitable situations).
Alternatively, and as discussed in greater detail below, drafters can incorporate statutes of limitations expressly into contracts.
General statutes of limitations are the most common time limitation on a tort plaintiff's rights to bring suit.
States that vote to extend statutes of limitations cannot constitutionally do so for crimes that have already been committed, he said: "The difference is whether you can do it prospectively, which I believe is constitutional, versus retroactively, which is not.
Many of the same justifications that animate criminal statutes of limitations also apply to civil statutes of limitations.
10) The Court explained that the shelter afforded by statutes of limitations "has never been regarded as what is now called a 'fundamental' right or what used to be called a 'natural' right of the individual.
Supreme Court's highly charged rulings last month involving affirmative action and anti-sodomy laws was another important decision by the high court involving statutes of limitations.
Because most of the claims brought by plaintiffs have statutes of limitations ranging from three to five years, courts dismissed many of the claims brought on policies received before 1995 through 1997.
The statutes of limitations for an issue to be raised and for appeals to be made must be short and exclusive.