Massachusetts Statutes of Limitations
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For civil cases, state statute of limitations laws define the time period in which a suit must be filed, as measured from the date of the incident. For criminal cases, the statute of limitations prohibits prosecutors from charging for the commission of a crime after the passage of a specified number of years. Different states have different statutes of limitations for various types of civil actions and crimes, and Massachusetts is no different. For example, there is a three-year time limit for fraud, but a six-year limit to sue for debt collection. Click on the links below to learn more about Massachusetts' statutes of limitations.
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