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Texas Statute of Limitations for Breach of Contract Claims

Feb 20, 2013

If someone breaches his or her contract, is there a limited time within which the non-breaching party must file a lawsuit?

Yes. As a general principle of Texas law, the statute of limitations on a claim for debt based on breach of contract is four years from the time the cause of action accrues.[1]

1. See Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.004(a) (O’Connor’s CPRC Plus 2012-13); see also Williams v. Unifund CCR Partners, 264 S.W.3d 231, 234 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2008, no pet.).

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