Construction: 10 Years from substantial completion of improvement to real property. D.C. Code § 12-310.
Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, actions for the following purposes may not be brought after the expiration of the period specified below from the time the right to maintain the action accrues:
(8) for which a limitation is not otherwise specially prescribed -- 3 years. D.C. Code § 12-301
The statute of limitations will not run until plaintiffs know or reasonably should have known that they suffered injury due to the defendants' wrongdoing. Doe v. Medlantic Health Care Group, Inc., 814 A. 2d 939, 945 (D.C. Ct. App. 2003).
1 year from discovery that injury or death was caused by exposure to asbestos.
3 years for unspecified actions.
Sexual Abuse of a Minor: 7 years from 18th birthday or 3 years from discovery, whichever is greater.
Injuries from toxic substances: 5 years from discovery.
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