LAW 512-001 – Torts II

Statute of Repose


A statute of repose is a statute that limits the time during which a claim can arise, such preventing claims from arising against aircraft manufacturers more than 18 years after the plane was sold.

A statute of repose is similar to a statute of limitations, except a statute of repose is substantive and concerns when a claim can arise, while a statute of limitations is procedural and concerns when a suit can be filed.