Essay 14 Steve.docx - Question Differentiate between the statute of limitations and the statute of repose Introduction A statute of limitations is a law

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Question: Differentiate between the statute of limitations and the statute of repose Introduction: A statute of limitations is a law that sets the maximum time the parties involved have to initiate legal proceedings from the date of an alleged offense, whether civil or criminal. However, the length of time the statute allows for a victim to bring legal action against the suspected wrong-doer can vary from one jurisdiction to another. On the other hand, a statute of repose acts to define temporally the right to initiate suit against a defendant after a legislatively determined time period. Unlike a statute of limitations, a statute of repose is not a limitation of a plaintiff's remedy, but rather defines the right involved in terms of the time allowed to bring suit. Discussion: In almost every state, there is a specific statute of limitations that applies to "tort" or personal injury cases where one person's carelessness or intentional action causes harm to someone else. And that same personal injury lawsuit deadline will typically apply to product defect and defective drug lawsuits. The Statute of Repose also bars actions or lawsuits from being filed after a certain date. The difference is, these deadlines are enforced much more strictly than those for Statute of Limitations. To understand a statute of repose, the concept is applied to a products liability action. Most importantly, the statute of repose in Texas for products liability

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