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The Statute of Limitations - A State-By-State Overview

Notice: The following overview of state statutory limitations periods (statutes of limitation) is presented on an as-is basis. This information is believed accurate as of the date of authorship, but is not intended to provide a complete analysis analysis of statutory limitations on the right to sue and may not reflect subsequent changes in the law. For a full review of the statute of limitations of any given state, or for a determination of how the law applies to a specific incident or injury, please consult an attorney licensed to practice in the jurisdiction at issue.

The following documents provide an overview of the civil "statute of limitations" (statutory time limits on the right to commence a civil legal action) by state:

Civil Statutes of Limitation

These articles discuss the statutes of limitations which govern civil litigation, such as personal injury, medical malpractice, breach of contract, and debt collection.