North Carolina Statutes of Limitations
Statute of Limitations: 3 years from act or discovery, whichever comes first. [SOR, however, sets maximum period for suit to be commenced at 10 years from the occurrence.]
SOR: 6 years maximum from date of initial purchase by consumer
Statute of Limitations: 2 years
Statute of Limitations: 2 years unless statute states otherwise.
Statute of Limitations: 3 years with Discovery Rule (2 years from discovery), but no more than 4 years from last act, unless foreign object, then 1 year from discovery, never more than 10 years. 1 year if discovered 2 or more years after occurrence
Statute of Limitations: 1 year
Statute of Limitations: 3 Years, time running from discovery of acts constituting fraud or mistake.
See specific rules above.
Infants (18 th birthday + 3 years maximum), incompetents, or insane persons granted normal SOL upon removal of disability, except in malpractice where if infant, maximum is age 19.
No comparative negligence.
For torts, common law rules govern, but immunity may be waived by cities, counties, board of education, and community colleges by purchasing liability insurance. Then recovery permitted to extent of insurance coverage. As to State, recovery limited to $150,000.
May be awarded in discretion of jury where defendant is liable for compensatory damages and aggravating factor of fraud, malice, or willful, wanton conduct is present.
Cap: Three times compensatory damages or $250,000.
Consumer Fraud Complaint:
North Carolina Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection