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Nebraska Statutes of Limitations

What is the statute of limitations for your legal rights in Nebraska?

Nebraska Statute of Limitation

Statute of Limitation Laws in Nebraska

Nebraska State SealIn order to convict you of an offense or sue you for monetary gain, your crime, tort or contractual agreement must fall within a certain time-line allowed by law. An Nebraska law on statute of limitations is simply that time which is allotted by the law as written by the state of Nebraska within which you can be convicted or held liable for a debt.

Below is the Nebraska statute of limitations listings for a number of different offenses and torts. While this list is updated regularly, often-times laws in every state get modified, repealed, amended or changed by legislation. Please consult with a qualified Nebraska attorney in this and any other legal matter.

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Type of Offense Length of Statute
Any capital offense:No Limit
Drug trafficking:No Limit
Forgery (felony):No Limit
Counterfeiting(felony):No Limit
Rape:No Limit
Contracts:4 years; or 5 years if under seal
Injury to personal property:6 Years
Open accounts for debt collections:3 Years
Wrongful Death:2 Years
Medical Malpractice Actions:Actions against health-care providers must be filed within 2 years of the date that the act giving rise to the injury occurred. If the injury is not discovered within the two year period, then the action must be filed within one year from the date that the injury was, or should have been, discovered, whichever is earlier. Can not be filed more than 10 years from the act giving the injury had occurred
Code Section § 25-222
Fraud:2 years from when the fraud was or reasonably should have been discovered.
Oral Agreements:4 Years
Intentional Torts:2 Years
Libel | Slander | Defamation:1 Year
Personal Injury Actions:2 years from the date of injury
Rules for Minors:Limitation period begins to run on the minors 20th birthday, except in cases of medical malpractice or wrongful death
Products Liability Actions:Within 4 years of the date of discovery
Complete Nebraska criminal revised statute of limitations can be found on the Nebraska Criminal Statute of Limitations page.
Disclaimer: Statute of Limitation laws in every state get modified, repealed, amended, and/or changed by the legislature of that states jurisdiction. The authors and webmaster of StatuteofLimitation.info have made every effort to post the most current laws. Please use this site as a general reference and for comparison purposes. Do not substitute any information from this site for advice you would get from a qualified legal professional

Nebraska Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

In order for an Nebraska debt collector or debt buyer to sue you to collect a debt they have to do that within the time limits that the state of Nebraska law requires. This is what is known as the statute of limitations. If they sue you outside of that statute of limitations then that may violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Even threatening to sue you beyond the statute of limitations can also be considered a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) violation.

If you are dealing with an unscrupulous Nebraska debt collector that is threatening you with a lawsuit, whether verbal or written, for an old debt, then you need to look at the Nebraska statute of limitations if that debt collector has a potential case against you or has potentially violated the FDCP Act.

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