PA Lawyers Answering Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations Questions
One of the most critical aspects of filing a civil action rests with remaining in compliance with the state's statute of limitations. This is important because once the statute of limitations expires the deadline for filing a lawsuit has passed. Full Story »
Those who are the victims of fraud often feel indignant and violated. No matter how serious an act of fraud may be there is a limit to the amount of time legal proceedings can be initiated.
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On a baseline level, a statute of limitations is the specified timeframe one is allowed to initiate criminal or civil legal action. Once the statute of limitations has expired it is not possible to initiate legal actions.
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While it is most definitely possible to seek legal remedy when one has been injured, liabled, or cheated, very few legal proceedings could ever be labeled "open ended". A statute of repose refers to the elimination of legal rights after a specific deadline has passed.