18 U.S. Code § 2335 - Limitation of actions

(a) In General.—
Subject to subsection (b), a suit for recovery of damages under section 2333 of this title shall not be maintained unless commenced within 10 years after the date the cause of action accrued.
(b) Calculation of Period.—
The time of the absence of the defendant from the United States or from any jurisdiction in which the same or a similar action arising from the same facts may be maintained by the plaintiff, or of any concealment of the defendant’s whereabouts, shall not be included in the 10-year period set forth in subsection (a).
Editorial Notes

2013—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1251(a)(1), substituted “10 years” for “4 years”.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1251(a)(2), substituted “10-year period” for “4-year period”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment

Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title XII, § 1251(b), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2017, provided that:

“The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall apply to any civil action arising under section 2333 of title 18, United States Code, that is pending on, or commenced on or after, the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 2, 2013].”
Effective Date

Section applicable to any pending case or any cause of action arising on or after 4 years before Oct. 29, 1992, see section 1003(c) of Pub. L. 102–572, set out as a note under section 2331 of this title.