Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Statute of Limitations

The Indiana Supreme Court denied a challenge to the constitutionality of a statute of limitations for minors. The statute required that a suit be filed within two years of the date of injury or by the injured minor’s eighth birthday if injured in the first six years of life.

The statute was challenged under this provision of the Indiana Constitution: “The General Assembly shall not grant to any citizen, or class of citizens, privileges or immunities, which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens.”

The case is Ledbetter v. Hunter. Westlaw subscribers can see it at 2006 WL 401204. The opinion was released on February 22nd.