Nebraska Statute of Limitations on Debt Collection
The statute of limitations is a specific period of time that a
party has to sue or prosecute for an offense. Consumers face
lawsuits against them by creditors or debt collectors as a means
for attempting to collect those debts.
In Nebraska, where a debt is concerned involving Real estate or
foreclosure mortgage actions and product liability, the statute of
limitations is 10 years.
In contrast, foreign judgments, contract or promise, in writing,
express or implied are 5 years and unwritten contracts, express or
implied are 4 years. Likewise, recovery of personal property,
relief on grounds of fraud, breach of contract for sale of goods
and open account are 4 years.
Where liability is created by a federal statute where no other
limitation exists, the statute of limitations is 3 years and where
malpractice is involved the statute of limitations is only 2
NOTE: Consumers with an unpaid debt toward a credit
card that may be facing a lawsuit can interrupt the Statute of
Limitations from running out by partial payment made or by written
acknowledgement of debt. The statute may begin to run anew
from the date the partial payment or written acknowledgement was
made (Neb. Rev. Stat. §25-216) as the payment or new agreement
creates a whole new contract.
NOTE: Actions based on breach of contract for sale may be
reduced to not less than one year.
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