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Virginia Civil Statute of Limitations Laws

More Information on Statute of Limitations: Civil Cases

Injury to Person2 yrs. §8.01-243(A)
Libel/Slander2 yrs. §8.01-243(A)
Fraud2 yrs. §8.01-243(A)
Injury to Personal Property5 yrs. §8.01-243(B)
Professional MalpracticeHealth care providers: 1 to 2 yrs.; 10 max. §8.01-243.1
Trespass5 yrs. §8.01-243(B)
Collection of Rents-
ContractsWritten: 5 yrs. §8.01-246(2); Oral: 3 yrs. §8.01-246(4)
Collection of Debt on Account-
Judgments20 yrs.; 10 yrs. to enforce lien §8.01-251(a), (c)

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