statute of repose

Definition of "statute of repose"
  1. A law that eliminates the right to bring a legal case after a specific time period. This is calculated from the time of an action or event, regardless of whether any harm or defect is discovered within that time frame
How to use "statute of repose" in a sentence
  1. Due to the statute of repose, the plaintiff could not file a lawsuit because too much time had elapsed since the product was sold.
  2. The architect was relieved when he realized the statute of repose had expired, and he was no longer at risk of being sued over a building he designed ten years ago.
  3. Even though the faulty wiring was just discovered, the claim against the electrician was dismissed based on the statute of repose.

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