Statute of Limitations Timeline
Defendant files ANSWER
Fact finding occurs through DISCOVERY
Any and All MOTIONS
Possible JUDGMENT, MEDIATION or SETTLEMENT is entered.
A TRIAL may occur when settlement is not reached.
Statute of limitations is another defense often raised by the defendant in the answer if it is appropriate to do so. In order to bring a legal claim against another person or company, each state has enacted a specific time period from the time which an event occurs to that of when a person can file a lawsuit. If the lawsuit is brought after the time period has expired, the defendant can raise this issue in his answer and hopefully get the suit dismissed. It is important to check the appropriate state laws of civil procedure in order to determine whether the claim is brought forth in a timely manner.
At Northwest, we serve as registered agents for service of process in any State for our clients to help you keep your lawsuit complaint more private.As your agent, your complaint will come to us instead of you, and we then upload the full scan of the complaint into your online account immediately. No more nasty visits to your workplace or home. You can view more about our services for whatever state you're in below.
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