Statute of limitations


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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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The House Bill Report stated that the new language imposed "a one year statute of limitations for certain public records-related suits" [emphasis added], but this was only mentioned in its "brief summary" of the bill.
If a tax return is refiled as an amendment, there is generally a change in the applicable statute of limitations.
The Third Circuit was not troubled by the fact that the statute of limitations had expired before the trustee was even elected since "other parties in interest could arguably have brought avoidance actions before the running of the two-year period from the entry of the order of relief.
97) Because [section] 1962(c), if it requires a pattern, is a continuing offense, the statute of limitations runs from the last predicate act of racketeering in the pattern.
24, 1993, said Article 28 of the Constitution should be amended and the statute of limitations should begin to run after the perpetrator of a murder is captured.
The bank appealed, and in considering the appeal, the Indiana Court of Appeals recognized that the state's applicable statute of limitations for professional negligence is two years.
19) This note then examines the analysis of jurisdictions outside of South Dakota that allow compulsory counterclaims to relate back, simultaneously preserving the purposes of a statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations usually requires all malpractice lawsuits to be filed with in 2 years of the negligent act.
The court held that only one statute of limitations per state applies--in this instance, Washington's six-year statute of limitations for written contract claims--and it begins to accrue upon receipt of the final-appeal denial letter, after the claimant has exhausted all administrative remedies.
Even if the suspect is caught some day, the individual cannot be prosecuted after the statute of limitations expires.
The hospital filed a motion for summary judgment based on the fact that Kentucky's two year statute of limitations had run.
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