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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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These statutes will serve as case studies to demonstrate the difficulties investigators and prosecutors face in pursuing public corruption charges within the five-year statute of limitations imposed by 18 U.
Practitioners need to be mindful that their decisions might also unexpectedly trigger the six-year statute of limitation.
The bank appealed, and in considering the appeal, the Indiana Court of Appeals recognized that the state's applicable statute of limitations for professional negligence is two years.
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In 33 states, the statute of limitations for rape charges is 10 years or more; 20 states have no time limit.
The new language in the statute of limitations is much more complex than that originally found in the Public Disclosure Act.
There is no bright line rule between states regarding the statute of limitations.
An examination of RICO and its legislative history sadly reveals that it does not contain a provision for a statute of limitations specifically designed to take into account the unique character of a RICO investigation and prosecution.
In Turkey, the statute of limitations is 30 years for crimes necessitating an aggravated life sentence, 25 years for crimes calling for a life sentence, 20 years for crimes requiring a 20-year prison sentence, 15 years for crimes warranting a sentence of up to 15 years and five years for crimes entailing eight years.
Opposition politician Antonio di Pietro said: "Once again, the statute of limitations has saved Berlusconi from his responsibility.
Does self reporting use tax via a return filed with the FTB start the statute of limitations with respect to use tax?
Bob McDonnell signed into law March 26 a bill that extends the statute of limitations for sexual abuse civil lawsuits to 20 years, effective July 1.