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statute of limitations

[stach′o̅o̅t]
Etymology: L, statuere, to set up, limes, boundary
(in law) a statute that sets a limit of time during which a suit may be brought or criminal charges may be made. In a malpractice suit, dispute may arise as to whether the time set by the particular statute of limitations begins to run at the time of the injury or at the time of the discovery of the injury.

statute of limitations

Malpractice A doctrine that allows a plaintiff 2 to 3 yrs–depending upon the state in the US, from the time of the alleged malpractice or negligence–by a physician or hospital–to file a lawsuit. See Emancipated minor, Malpractice.

Statute of Limitations

the law which limits the time after an event during which a court action related to a claim for damages arising out of the event can be initiated.
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There is evidence that after the Northridge Earthquake the insurance industry mishandled or misleadingly underestimated many claims, leaving homeowners in a lurch when the original one-year statue of limitations ran out,'' Burton said in a written statement.
In a related case, New York State has just extended the legal statue of limitations regarding such occurrences.
Forbes noted that in Puerto Rico, alleged victims have until September 29 to file claims against Merck before the island's one-year statue of limitations expires.
A hearing on the issue of the statue of limitations is expected to occur in November.
In addition to eliminating the right to bring a claim in court, the provision shortened the statue of limitations, prohibited class actions, imposed a confidentiality agreement, and prohibited punitive damages.
Attempts by Redman's attorneys to dismiss the criminal prosecution based on claims of double jeopardy and expiration of the statue of limitations were unsuccessful.
The Blanks claimed that Seyfarth and Lancaster allowed the statue of limitations on their approximately $11 million Talent Agencies Act claim against Greenfield to lapse and that Seyfarth and Lancaster intentionally concealed material information and attempted to cover up the negligence.
Rocketdyne believes the statue of limitations has run out on the claim and hopes to reverse Monday's decision, adding that the case is based on ``bad science'' that won't hold up in court, said spokesman Dan Beck.
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Among other things, the legislation would create a new statue of limitations which would allow many of the groups and individuals making claims against German companies to litigate their claims in U.
The court said that most plaintiffs' claims were time-barred by statue of limitations and further, that all plaintiffs failed to prove that Mitchell's actions were the cause of their alleged damages.