Statute Of Limitations Definition

A statute limiting the period within which a specific legal action may be taken.
Webster's New World
The period itself.
Webster's New World
Law governing time permitted for filing various types of lawsuits, differing from state to state and as to type of matters; for example, states’ statutes of limitations for filing a negligence action may vary from one to three years, a claim for breach of contract may have a statutory limit of some other amount of time; in all cases, statutes of limitations are specifically set forth and are strictly enforced; failure to comply by even one day will result in dismissal of lawsuit.
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