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statute

Any law enacted by a state legislature.

statute (stach´ūt),

n a law enacted and established by a legislative department of government.
statute of frauds,
n a requirement that, for legal validity, contracts for conveying real property or contracts for the performance of personal services requiring a year or more to perform must be in writing.
statute of limitations,
n a statute that sets a time limit within which legal action on certain causes of action must be brought.
statute, wrongful death,
n a statute that provides for the recovery of damages by a party other than the party who received the fatal injuries.
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TEI maintains unless a taxpayer has signed an agreement extending/modifying the jurisdiction's statute of limitation, the jurisdiction's assessment should be limited to the impact of the federal changes on the taxpayer's tax liability.
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5) Simply stated, as a general rule applied to a community association, if a newly enacted (or amended) statute impairs a vested right guaranteed by a declaration, the contracts clause prevents it from being applied to the declaration.
Congress adopted CERCLA, an omnibus federal hazardous clean-up and cost recovery statute, including section 309 (also known as section 9658), which contains a "discovery rule"; this means that the time period in which plaintiffs must file a claim does not begin to run until they knew or should have known that the release caused their damages.
He added that these transactions include founding companies, licenses, company's contract amendment and its statute, general assembly formation, as well as meeting the requirements of all bodies concerned for founding a company, amending its statute, granting it the proper license to practice its activity, and expiration by dissolving and clearing.
Before courts reached the consensus that RICO was governed by the catchall five-year period, courts held that, where the racketeering activity under [section] 1961(1)(a) must be "chargeable under [s]tate law," the state statute of limitations should apply.
Early cases interpreting the EMA statute discussed the JCC's (judge of compensation claims') requirement to appoint an EMA when there is a dispute regarding causation.
To date, no court has addressed the applicability of a RCLA statute to subrogation claims.
The Government Printing Office (GPO) publishes the first official text of a new statute, the slip law, in pamphlet form.
Consider, for example, the following definitions from Michigan statutes for lobbying and influencing:
Such a "but for" causation test, however, is not apparent from the text's "ordinary, common meaning" The statute demands not a subjective and hypothetical inquiry but, rather, an objective determination of whether the particular cost is one peculiar to trusts and that individuals are incapable of incurring.
The Plaintiff claim that the amended statute conflicts with the conventions, and ambiguous statutes should not be interpreted to abrogate a treaty (meaning the conventions' protection of the mute swan).