46 U.S. Code § 30106 - Time limit on bringing maritime action for personal injury or death

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Except as otherwise provided by law, a civil action for damages for personal injury or death arising out of a maritime tort must be brought within 3 years after the cause of action arose.

Source

(Pub. L. 109–304, § 6(c),Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1511.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
30106
46 App.:763a.
Pub. L. 96–382, § 1, Oct. 6, 1980, 94 Stat. 1525.

The words “civil action” are substituted for “suit” for consistency with rule 2 of the Federal Rules or Civil Procedure (28 App. U.S.C.). The words “or both” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “must be brought” are substituted for “shall not be maintained unless commenced” for clarity and consistency. The word “arose” is substituted for “accrued” for consistency in the revised title.

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46 CFR - Shipping

46 CFR Part 221 - REGULATED TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING DOCUMENTED VESSELS AND OTHER MARITIME INTERESTS

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