limitation of actions


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limitation of actions

n. the period of time in which a person has to file with the clerk of the court or appropriate agency what he/she/it believes is a valid lawsuit or claim. The period varies greatly depending on what type of case is involved, whether the suit is against the government, whether it is by a minor, and most importantly, in what state or federal jurisdiction the right to sue arose. This is more commonly called the Statute of Limitations, which are specific periods for various claims in each state. (See: Statute of Limitations)

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BC Limitation Act, supra note 20, s 6; Alberta Limitations Act, supra note 22, s 3(1)(b); Manitoba Limitation of Actions Act, supra note 22, s14; Ontario Limitations Act, supra note 22, Schedule B, s 5; Nova Scotia Limitation of Actions Act, RSN 1989, c 258, s 2(5)(a) [Nova Scotia Limitation of Actions Act]; NB Limitation of Actions Act, supra note 31, s 5.
She agreed with the trial judge that the provision of medical legal reports did not fall within the wording of the old section 55 of the Limitation of Actions Act.