Re: Any small scale honey producers ever worry about being sued?
> I wonder if that means when 1 year has passed after you sell someone some honey, then they can't do anything.
In Tennessee, the product liability limitation is one year:
However, there are exceptions where the "clock is stopped".
Civil lawsuits are generally filed when there is a "deep pocket" whose assets can be used to pay any judgement. If you haven't got anything worth taking, -after attorney fees- no problem ...
In addition to late discovery, it may be possible to avoid the harsh result of a statute of limitation by arguing that the statute has been "tolled". When it is said that a statute is "tolled", it means that something has stopped the statute from running for a period of time. Typical reasons for tolling a statute of limitations include minority (the victim of the injury was a minor at the time the injury occurred), mental incompetence (the victim of the injury was not mentally competent at the time the injury occurred), and the defendant's bankruptcy (the "automatic stay" in bankruptcy ordinarily tolls the statute of limitations until such time as the bankruptcy is resolved or the stay is lifted).
Under Tennessee law, the statute of limitations begins to run on a minor's eighteenth birthday.
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