A statute of limitations is a law that sets a deadline charging someone with committing a crime for filing suit after an injury has been suffered.The statute of limitations deadlines vary depending on the jurisdiction an... More »

Many types of federal fraud cases carry a statute of limitations of five years, but some specific instances differ. According to the Pillsbury law firm, 28 U.S.C. Section 2462 limits the time within which an “action, sui... More »

An onlinereference tothecommonstatute of limitations for each of the50 states and the District of Columbia is available at NOLO. However, the chart only serves as a rough guide, so people should verify the actual limits ... More »

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Equal protection, as supported by the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, provides equal protection of the law to all individuals within each state's jurisdiction, according to Cornell Univ... More »

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The Legal Information Institute at Cornell University defines original jurisdiction as the power of a court to hear the case that has been bought before it. When a court has original jurisdiction, it has the authority to... More »

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The specific elements of a tort depend on the type of tort and how the courts in the applicable jurisdiction require it to be established, according to the Legal Information Institute. All torts have at least two common ... More »

A motion for sanctions is a document submitted to the court to describe conduct that violates rules of the court by the other parties in a civil proceeding, according to the Cornell University Law School's Legal Informat... More »