Statute of Limitations
Statute of Limitations Timeline
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.