Did You Know That There Is A Time Limit On When You Can Sue?

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This is popularly known as the “Limitation Period”. It basically refers to the time frame within which cases may be filed in court. This depends on the nature of the claim and the nature of the defendant (person/entity being sued).

The law sets special time limits within which one can sue the Central Government, Local Governments or Scheduled Corporations. For this category, the case should be filed within two years from the time a civil wrong was committed. For contracts, one cannot sue government after the lapse of three years from the time when the breach of contract arose.

Where the defendant is a natural or artificial person other than the government, cases should be filed within six years from the date the civil wrong was committed.

For land cases, they should be filed within twelve years from the date the claim arose.

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Note: THIS POST IS INTENDED AS A GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE LAW AND DOES NOT IN ANYWAY PURPORT TO OFFER SPECIFIC LEGAL ADVICE. DETAILED ADVICE IN AN INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM SHOULD ALWAYS BE SOUGHT

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