Stale Claim – a claim that is barred by the statute of limitations or the defense of laches

stale:

1. A word referring to actions, claims, or demands that are without legal effect because they have not been asserted in a timely manner.

2. Not fresh.

stale claim:
(18c)

1. A claim that has not been asserted for an unreasonable period of time and it therefore barred by the statute of limitations or the defense of laches[1]

1. A claim that is barred by the statute of limitations or the defense of laches aka stale demand[2]

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[1]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

[2]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

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