Friday, June 12, 2009

The three-year statute of limitations bars assertion of untimely Law 75 claim.

In Institute of Innovative Medicine v. Laboratorio Unidos de Bioquimica, 2009 WL 1312870 (D.P.R. March 24, 2009), the court granted summary judgment dismissing a Law 75 claim on grounds that it was time-barred by Law 75’s three-year statute of limitations governing impairment claims. The claim was filed more than three years after the alleged detrimental acts. The court’s holding follows settled doctrine in Controlex Corp. v. Klockner, 202 F. 3d 450 (1st Cir. 2000).