Difference from statutes of limitation Study - Difference from statutes of limitation[edit Statutes of repose are distinct from statutes of

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Difference from statutes of limitation [ edit ] Statutes of repose are distinct from statutes of limitation, though their effects are very similar. [2] Deadlines imposed by statutes of repose are enforced much more strictly than those of statutes of limitation. In contrast to a statute of limitations, a statute of repose "is designed to bar actions after a specified period of time has run from the occurrence of some event other than the injury which gave rise to the claim." [3] [4] A statute of limitations focuses on requiring timeliness of action from an injured party, and thus may potentially be extended where a delay in commencing a legal action is not the injured party's fault. The operation of statutes of limitation can be avoided or tolled by a number of equitable factors, such as the minority of the injured party, or attempts by a tortfeasor to conceal evidence of responsibility. Some statutes of limitation begin to run only when the injured party discovers or reasonably should have discovered the injury. A statute of repose focuses on immunizing the alleged injuring party from long-term liability, and thus may even be based on elapsed time from an event, even if the potential cause of action cannot reasonably be discovered until a later date.

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