Survey of Washington Law: Conflict of Laws: Legislation

LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN CONFLICT OF LAWS: WASHINGTON ADOPTS THE UNIFORM CONFLICT OF LAWS-LIMITATIONS ACT. H.B. 925 (1983).

Under Washington House Bill 925, effective July 24, 1983, Washington became the first state in the nation to formally adopt the new Uniform Conflict of Laws-Limitations Acts as approved by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) in 1982. The bill added a new chapter to Title 4 of the Washington Revised Code5 and deems statutes of limitation as substantive in character. As a result, the statute of limitations that applies to a particular suit is that of the same state as the substantive law controlling the suit.

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Shawn B. Jensen, Survey of Washington Law: Conflict of Laws: Legislation, 20 Gonz. L. Rev. 291 (1984).

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