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South Carolina Civil Statute of Limitations Laws

More Information on Statute of Limitations: Civil Cases

Injury to Person2 yrs. §15-3-550
Libel/Slander2 yrs. §15-3-550
Fraud3 yrs. §15-3-530(7)
Injury to Personal Property3 yrs. §15-3-530(4)
Professional MalpracticeMedical: 3 yrs. from act or reasonable discovery (max. 6 yrs.); if foreign object in body: 2 yrs. §15-3-545; Architects, contractors, professional engineers: 2 yrs. or 10 yrs. depending on action 15-3-640
Trespass6 yrs. §15-3-530(3)
Collection of Rents6 yrs. if prescribed by K
ContractsWritten: 20 yrs. under seal; 3 yrs. others §§15-3-520, 530; Oral: 3 yrs. §15-3-530(1)
Collection of Debt on Account6 yrs. if prescribed by K
Judgments§15-3-600 10 yrs.

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