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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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45) Although the revision suggested the legislature desired to limit agency liability, (46) the 2011 amendment made no changes to the wording of the statute of limitations.
EXHIBIT 3 Amended Returns Tax Authority Statute of Limitations Federal The later of three years after changes to return were made or two years after tax was paid District of Columbia Statute is suspended for 180 days upon discovery that changes to federal return are not reported in a timely manner Louisiana One year from date of change of return Maryland One year from timely filing of amended return or notification from IRS Oregon Two years after IRS audit Rhode Island Two years after the later of amended return filing or the IRS reporting changes to the state; indefinitely if deemed related to net operating loss (NOL) carryback.
Nevertheless, the Bankruptcy Court, in In re Draiman, justified its conclusion that the Trustee was entitled to the additional one-year extension of the statute of limitations from the date of his appointment as interim trustee on multiple grounds.
No court of appeals case exists involving the accrual of the statute of limitations under [section] 1962(b).
EE-ref Bitlis, who died in a suspicious plane crash in 1993, the expiry of the statute of limitations means to "cover up the facts in darkness.
The Indiana Court of Appeals then addressed the question of when the statute of limitations begins to run.
Aware that the statute of limitations would bar any action beyond the three-year time frame, Murray filed his personal injury claim before the September 13, 2006, deadline.
The statute of limitations does not start to run from the date of the negligent act or omission, but from the time of reasonable discovery of the damage.
The court determined that Wise's claim was governed by Washington's three-year statute of limitations for partly oral contracts instead of the six-year limitations period for written contracts that Wise urged should be applied.
Under the statute of limitations, the state effectively allows felons to go scot-free.
COURT'S OPINION: The Court of Appeals of Kentucky recognized the sole issue on appeal to be whether Johnson was barred from pursuing the decedent's claim against the hospital since the two year statute of limitations for suing for personal injury had run.
The statute of limitations for claims arising out of an alleged breach of fiduciary duty by members of a corporate board of directors is generally three years from the date the plaintiff knew or should have known of the alleged wrong.