Statutes of Limitation in Massachusetts

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Below is a list of causes of action and their corresponding statute of limitations.

Cause of Action Statute
Assault and battery: 3 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, § 4
Contract: 3, 4, 6, or 20 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, §§ 1(1), 2, 2A; Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 106, § 2-725
False imprisonment: 3 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, § 4
Fraud: 3 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, § 2A
Legal malpractice: 3 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, § 4
Libel: 3 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, § 4
Medical malpractice: 3 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, § 4
Personal injury: 3 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, § 2A; Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 106, § 2-318
Product liability: 3 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, § 2A; Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 106, § 2-318
Property damage: 3 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, §§ 2A, 4; Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 106, § 2-318
Slander: 3 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, § 4
Trespass: 3 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, § 2A
Wrongful death: 3 years Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 229, § 2

If you have questions about filing a lawsuit, please contact me at justin@jrmccarthy.com.

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