2018 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle III - Maritime Liability
Chapter 301 - General Liability Provisions
Sec. 30106 - Time limit on bringing maritime action for personal injury or death

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 30106 (2018)
Section Name §30106. Time limit on bringing maritime action for personal injury or death
Section Text

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 Credit

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

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (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.

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle III - Maritime Liability
CHAPTER 301 - GENERAL LIABILITY PROVISIONS
Sec. 30106 - Time limit on bringing maritime action for personal injury or death
Contains section 30106
Date 2018
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 14, 2019
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 94 Stat. 1525
120 Stat. 1511
Public Law References Public Law 96-382, Public Law 109-304
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