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statute of limitations

The complaint was not filed before the expiration of the statute of limitations.
  a legal time limit after which lawsuits cannot be filed for civil or criminal charges
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The length in the statue of limitations depends upon circumstances and frequently upon the state. Ranges of 2 to 7 years are common for most civil and criminal charges, but some of the worst crimes do not have a statute of limitations.
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  • The complaint was not filed before the expiration of the statute of limitations.
  • There’s no statute of limitations on murder."
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Two years was the "statute of limitations," and after that the victim could not sue.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I knew I would never really claim my head rights, and probably couldn’t even if I wanted to — they surely had a statute of limitations or some such thing.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees

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  • They couldn’t sue over the cells being taken in the first place for several reasons, including the fact that the statute of limitations passed decades ago.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • To the detective superintendent’s dismay, the statute of limitations eventually put an end to the matter.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He was wild when he was young; a long while ago to be sure; but in the law of God, there is no statute of limitations.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • "No statute of limitations on espionage," Jacobs pointed out.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • There is no statute of limitations on his kind of indecency.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • There’s a statute of limitations.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War

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  • Even though by now the statute of limitations has run out on the specific instances of crime, there’ll still be a scandal.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • There’s no statute of limitations on war crimes, and Medusa was officially determined to be a private organization, a collection of violent misfits who wanted the corrupt Southeast Asia back the way they knew it and used it.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Rebecka case was something that happened before Harriet Vanger was even born, and the statute of limitations has long since run out.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The statute of limitations has long since run out in the case of Rebecka, and the police investigation was closed.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • My crime falls outside the statute of limitations.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • She started organizing information into carefully labeled folders: one about cells, another about cancer, another full of definitions of legal terms like statute of limitations and patient confidentiality.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Associated words [difficulty]:   statute of limitations [7] , habeas corpus [5] , double jeopardy [7] , attorney-client privilege [8] , grandfathered [9] , search and seizure [9] , habeas corpus [5] , hearsay [5] , probable cause [5] , burden of proof [7] , double jeopardy [7] , attorney-client privilege [8] , Miranda rights [9] , grandfathered [9] , search and seizure [9] , undue influence [9]
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