2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 15 - Civil Remedies and Procedures
CHAPTER 3 - LIMITATION OF CIVIL ACTIONS
SECTION 15-3-20. General rule as to time for commencement.
(A) Civil actions may only be commenced within the periods prescribed in this title after the cause of action has accrued, except when, in special cases, a different limitation is prescribed by statute.
(B) A civil action is commenced when the summons and complaint are filed with the clerk of court if actual service is accomplished within one hundred twenty days after filing.
HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 10-102; 1952 Code Section 10-102; 1942 Code Section 356; 1932 Code Section 356; Civ. P. '22 Section 313; Civ. P. '12 Section 119; Civ. P. '02 Section 94; 1870 (14) 444 Section 97; 2002 Act No. 281, Section 1.
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