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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.

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

stat′ute of limita′tions


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

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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"Consumers just don't know the ins and outs of state and federal debt-collection laws and probably will not understand the consequences in the fine print" of making a payment that can revive an old debt, said Christine Hines, the legislative director for the National Association of Consumer Advocates, which lobbied for the CFPB to ban collection of debts beyond their statutes of limitations. "We're talking about old debt.
The district court concluded that Lund's motion was untimely under each of the potential statutes of limitations and that Lund could not invoke the actual innocence exception to the statute of limitations because his claim of actual innocence was based on a case that interpreted the substantive law of his conviction: Burrage v.
More than a decade later, and with the rise of the #MeToo movement that the allegations against Weinstein helped to advance, the impetus for expanding statutes of limitations has changed, in keeping with the reality that acquaintances and intimate partners commit the vast majority of sexual assaults.
Statutes of limitations are considered procedural because they are deemed as pertaining to the remedy rather than the right.
[section]95.051, which appears to be the only Florida statutory provision that provides for tolling or suspending of the legislatively mandated statutes of limitations. Notably, a statute of limitations is a procedural statute that prevents the enforcement of a cause of action that has accrued.
Contract claims and negligence claims are subject to different statutes of limitations. In Washington, claims based on written contracts must be commenced within six years of the claimed breach of contract.
In announcing the decision, the diocese cited the 101 lawsuits brought against it during the three-year window into the state's statutes of limitations on civil cases involving sexual abuse of minors, which was opened by the 2013 Minnesota Child Victims Act.
In criminal law, statutes of limitations exist in part to ensure that victims seek justice in a timely manner, and in part because evidence can be lost or corrupted if charges are not pursued within a reasonable period.
Twenty-seven states extend or suspend statutes of limitations if DNA evidence can identify a suspect, but these exemptions vary.
This interpretation is consistent with the broad aims of the PRA, is beneficial to government agencies, and is in line with the purpose of statutes of limitations. Accordingly, Division 2's holding in Bartz is a more reasonable approach to the issue and should be adopted by courts statewide.
Thus, preparers should be familiar with relevant current state statutes of limitations. It is helpful to examine the types of exceptions in the state statutes, as well as rules for omissions of income, amended returns, fraudulent returns, and waivers of the statute.