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Maryland Civil Statute of Limitations Laws

More Information on Statute of Limitations: Civil Cases

Injury to Person1 yr. Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-105
Libel/Slander1 yr. Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-105
Fraud3 yr. general limit Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-101
Injury to Personal Property3 yrs. generally Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-101
Professional MalpracticeMedical: 5 yrs. from injury or 3 yrs. from discovery, whichever is shorter (max. 7) Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-109
Trespass3 yr. general limit Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-101
Collection of Rents3 yrs. general limit Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-101
ContractsWritten: 3 yrs.; 12 yrs. if under seal Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-101; 5-102(a)(5)
Collection of Debt on Account3 yrs. Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-101
Judgments12 yrs. Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-102(a)(3)

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