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Some Important Statute of Limitations to File a Law Suit

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Some Important Statute of Limitations to File a Law Suit

Statutes of limitation are laws that define the time period in which a law suit must be filed.
These laws slightly differ from state to state.
Below are some important deadlines to file a law suit in the State of New York

1 Year Statute of Limitations:
Intentional torts such as assault and battery against a personCourt. law , justice

Libel/Slander, Emotional distress (intentional), False imprisonment

1 Year and 90 days Statute of Limitations:

Notice of tort claim against a municipality
2-Year Statute of Limitations:
Wrongful death, receiving stolen property (2 years or 5 years depending on facts)
Burglary (2 years or 5 years depending on facts)
2 ½ – Year Statute of Limitations:
Medical Malpractice
Exceptions: Continuous treatment (2 ½ from the end of continuous treatment)
Foreign object (1 year from the discovery of foreign object in the body)
3-Year Statute of Limitations:
Property Damage, Car accidents, Slip and fall, Trespass
Action to recover damages from personal injury, including negligence, strict products liability
An action to annual marriage based on fraud, Nuisance, Tortious interference with contract
4- Year Statute of Limitations:
Breach of Contract, UCC, Article 2 sale of goods
Breach of Warranty, UCC, Article 2 sale of goods

5-Year Statute of Limitations:

Robbery, Theft (2 or 5 years depending on the facts)
Manslaughter 1st & 2nd degrees, Grounds for Divorce and Separation
6-Year Statute of Limitations:

Contract oral or not in writing, Contract in writing
Debt collection, Breach of Contract, other than UCC Article 2, Sale of Goods
Indemnity, Contribution, Fraud, Mortgages

No Time Limit Statute of Limitations:
First degree Murder and Rape

Published by Metin Caglar, Esq. General Practice Law Articles