§ 516.010 Actions for recovery of lands commenced, when
§ 516.020 Right of possession not affected by descent
§ 516.030 Disabilities — twenty-one years
§ 516.040 Possession of land under color of title, effect
§ 516.050 Limitation where person under disability dies
§ 516.070 Limitation where equitable title to land emanates from government
§ 516.080 When legal title has not emanated from the United States
§ 516.090 Statute not to extend to certain lands
§ 516.095 Action for breach of covenant restricting land use, barred, when
§ 516.097 Tort action against architects, engineers or builders of defective ..
§ 516.098 Surveys of land error or omissions — action must be brought when
§ 516.100 Period of limitation prescribed
§ 516.103 No tolling by filing of administrative actions, certain suits
§ 516.105 Actions against health care and mental health providers (medical malpractice)
§ 516.110 What action shall be commenced within ten years
§ 516.120 What actions within five years
§ 516.130 What actions within three years
§ 516.140 What actions within two years
§ 516.145 What actions within one year
§ 516.150 No action to foreclose mortgage after note barred
§ 516.155 Mortgages last maturing obligation is due, how determined — future advances ..
§ 516.160 In account current, when cause of action accrued
§ 516.170 May delay filing of action, when
§ 516.180 On death of person under disability, cause of action survives
§ 516.190 Limitations on actions originating in other states
§ 516.200 If defendant be out of state before or departs after cause of action ..
§ 516.210 Time not to be computed during a war
§ 516.220 Not to apply to what
§ 516.230 Further savings in cases of nonsuits
§ 516.240 If defendant dies, when and against whom new suit to be brought
§ 516.250 Suit abated by death of plaintiff, when — when and by whom new suit brought
§ 516.260 Suit stayed by injunction, time not computed
§ 516.270 Disability not to avail, unless
§ 516.280 Limitation not to be extended by improper acts of defendant
§ 516.290 Effect of two or more existing disabilities
§ 516.300 Actions otherwise limited
§ 516.310 Demands against corporations
§ 516.320 Actions barred, only revived by written promise
§ 516.330 One joint debtor cannot revive a demand against other debtor
§ 516.340 Sections 516.320 and 516.330 construed
§ 516.350 Judgments presumed to be paid, when — presumption, how rebutted — inclusion ..
§ 516.360 Sections 516.010 to 516.370 to apply to the state as well as to private ..
§ 516.370 Limitation not to apply to setoffs, when
§ 516.371 Limitation on action for sexual contact by certain persons
§ 516.380 Actions on penal statutes to be brought in one year
§ 516.390 When penalty goes to the state, within two years
§ 516.400 When penalty goes to party aggrieved, three years
§ 516.410 Sections 516.380 to 516.400 construed
§ 516.420 When not to apply to corporations
§ 516.500 Legislative bills, actions on procedural defect in enactment, time ..

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 516 - Statutes of Limitation

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Executor: includes administrator where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Heretofore: means any time previous to the day when the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.