statute of limitations


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statute of limitations

n. pl. statutes of limitations
A legal restriction, as by law or court decision, on the time that is allowed to elapse between the arising of a legal claim and the filing of a suit based on such legal claim.
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statute of limitations

n
(Law) a legislative enactment prescribing the period of time within which proceedings must be instituted to enforce a right or bring an action at law. See also laches
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stat′ute of limita′tions


n.
a statute defining the period within which legal action may be taken.
[1760–70]
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statute of limitations

A statute that sets a time period during which legal proceedings must be begun.
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Noun1.statute of limitations - a statute prescribing the time period during which legal action can be taken
law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Two years was the "statute of limitations," and after that the victim could not sue.
He was wild when he was young; a long while ago to be sure; but in the law of God, there is no statute of limitations. Ay, it must be that; the ghost of some old sin, the cancer of some concealed disgrace: punishment coming, PEDE CLAUDO, years after memory has forgotten and self-love condoned the fault." And the lawyer, scared by the thought, brooded awhile on his own past, groping in all the corners of memory, least by chance some Jack-in-the-Box of an old iniquity should leap to light there.
It is well settled in Virginia that the limitations period "begins running at the time of the initial injury, not at the time of diagnosis or discovery." The Virginia Supreme Court has specifically stated that "an injury is deemed to occur, and the statute of limitations period begins to run, whenever any injury, however slight, is caused by the negligent act, even though additional or more severe injury or damage may be subsequently sustained as a result of the negligent act." Therefore, if the defendants can show when an injury occurred, however slight that injury may have been, the statute of limitations begins to run from the date of the injury.
The "remedies clause" in the state constitution prohibits a retroactive change to the civil and criminal statute of limitations, according to Scarnati.
Curtis that while a former version of a state law appeared to require that an indictment or presentment be filed in order to toll the two-year statute of limitations for misdemeanors, a citation is sufficient to toll the statute of limitations applicable to her DWI.
"The judge made a mistake in the decision by extending the statute of limitations for this part of the case from six years to eight years."
In opposition to the motion, plaintiff maintained that the six-year statute of limitations controls this case.
"Everyone except for Janish Bakiyev were acquitted referring to the expiration of the statute of limitations. But the acquitted statute of limitations will expire in March 2019.
Speaking in the Commons, Mr Lewis said legal advice suggested a statute of limitations and a so-called "truth recovery process" for everybody "could indeed be entirely legitimate in the face of any form of international legal regime".
Thus, this article examines the Florida statute that concerns tolling or suspending the Florida statute of limitations, including the legal effect of federal bankruptcy law with respect to tolling or suspending the Florida statute of limitations, the most likely common method for tolling the statute of limitations, and the exception created by the Florida Supreme Court 30 years ago that held directly contrary to [section]95.051(2).
(15) The court addressed three main issues: (1) the date on which the statute of limitations began to run; (2) whether an exception applied; and (3) whether the Children's derivative claim could survive after the underlying claim was dismissed as untimely.
TEI maintains statutes of limitation for assessments and refund claims should be equal; unilateral administrative actions should only toll statutes of limitation for a reasonable, limited period; and when a federal change reopens a state or local statute of limitation, any resulting assessment should be limited to the impact of the federal change on the taxpayer's tax liability unless the taxpayer has signed an agreement extending/modifying the jurisdiction's statute of limitation.