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a statute prescribing the time period during which legal action can be taken

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This interpretation is consistent with the broad aims of the PRA, is beneficial to government agencies, and is in line with the purpose of statutes of limitations.
Thus, preparers should be familiar with relevant current state statutes of limitations.
Statutes of limitations, also known as statutory time limits, are defined as the enforcement period for a claim through legal proceedings.
If the government's interest in prosecuting crimes, and the goals of just deserts and victims' rights were the only considerations, statutes of limitations might well be "arbitrary," but other weighty considerations argue in favor of having time-bars to prosecution.
63) The court stated that "[o]ur statutes of limitation bar the untimely commencement of actions, [S.
Organizations of crime victims have been clamoring for the elimination of statutes of limitations for vicious crimes, arguing that the 2005 revision was insufficient.
The absence of such clauses, much to the surprise of the parties to such contracts, may lead to an arbitral ruling that statutes of limitations do not apply to the parties' dispute.
Also, the Rutter Group has published "California Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial, Statutes of Limitations" is a single volume loose-leaf title that provides information on identifying applicable statutes of limitations and resolving common statute of limitations issues.
This ancient doctrine exempts certain governmental bodies from statutes of limitations, laches, and statutes of repose.
All states have statutes of limitations which bar suit (however meritorious the claim for medical malpractice might be) after a specified period of time.
Other state legislatures are also enacting laws that eliminate or extend statutes of limitations for offenses in which DNA evidence is found at the crime scene.
Kalunian said the process is complicated because, under the law that took effect in 1994, several different types of crimes could be prosecuted beyond their original statutes of limitations.
When deciding which of two conflicting statutes of limitations is more specifically applicable to a plaintiff's case, courts in Illinois have traditionally considered the nature of the claims and the type of injuries sustained.
Modern science is driving states to take a hard look at their statutes of limitations when it comes to sexual assault.