2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 15 - Civil Remedies and Procedures
SECTION 15-3-20. General rule as to time for commencement.

SC Code § 15-3-20 (2013) What's This?

(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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