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Pennsylvania Civil Statute of Limitations Laws

More Information on Statute of Limitations: Civil Cases

Injury to Person2 yrs. Tit. 42§5524(1)
Libel/Slander1 yr. Tit. 42§5523(1)
Fraud2 yrs. Tit. 42§5524(7)
Injury to Personal Property2 yrs. Tit. 42§5524(3)
Professional Malpractice2 yrs. Tit. 42 §5524(7), (8)
Trespass2 yrs. Tit. 42 §5524(4)
Collection of Rents21 yrs. Tit. 42§5530(2)
ContractsWritten: 20 yrs. under seal; 4 years other Tit. 42 §5529(b); 5525(8); Oral: 4 yrs. Tit. 42§5525(3)
Collection of Debt on Account2 yrs. Tit. 42§5524
Judgments4 yrs. Tit. 42 §5525(5)

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