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§9-1-25  Time for bringing suit against state, political subdivision, city, or town. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 9

Courts and Civil Procedure–Procedure Generally

CHAPTER 9-1

Causes of Action

SECTION 9-1-25



   § 9-1-25  Time for bringing suit against

state, political subdivision, city, or town. –

When a claimant is given the right to sue the state of Rhode Island, any

political subdivision of the state, or any city or town by a special act of the

general assembly, or in cases involving actions or claims in tort against the

state or any political subdivision thereof or any city or town, the action

shall be instituted within three (3) years from the effective date of the

special act, or within three (3) years of the accrual of any claim of tort.

Failure to institute suit within the three (3) year period shall constitute a

bar to the bringing of the legal action.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1960, ch. 191, § 1; P.L. 1970, ch. 181, § 1; P.L. 1974, ch.

188, § 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 84, § 1.)