Hurry Up and Wait: Negative Statutes of Limitation in the Government Tort Liability Setting

37 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2010  

John Martinez

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: December 2, 2004

Abstract

Negative statutes of limitation - which require a plaintiff to wait until a defendant considers the plaintiff's claims before plaintiff can sue in court - should be viewed as process rules, which do not bar a plaintiff from filing a court action while a defendant dithers.

Keywords: public choice, process rules, power rules, negative statutes of limitation, subject matter jurisdiction

JEL Classification: D61, D62, D63, D72, D73, D74, D78, D81, D82, D92, H10, H30, H72, H82, K11, K40, K41, P16, R51

Suggested Citation

Martinez, John, Hurry Up and Wait: Negative Statutes of Limitation in the Government Tort Liability Setting (December 2, 2004). St. John's Law Review , Vol. 19, No. 259, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1592503

John Martinez (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

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