Statutes of Limitations by VaccaD

Champion(s):

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Runner(s)-Up:

SchwartzD
Never Underestimate The Power of the Schwartz


Quiz Description

Someone wanted a quiz on Statutes of Limitations? Be careful what you wish for!

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Questions:

"Anyway, it's been two years. I mean, isn't there a statue of limitations on that?"
"'Statute'".
"What?"
"'Statute' of limitations. It's not a statue".
"No, it's 'statue'"!
"Fine, it's a sculpture of limitations."

This dialogue is taken from an episode of WHAT SITCOM? This particular episode, The Cafe, is known for introducing a recurring character played by Brian George.

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SEINFELD

Related to the concept of a statute of limitations, WHAT LEGAL DEFENSE asserts that a plaintiff has delayed bringing a case for an unreasonably long time and that this delay prejudices the case against the defendant? For example, a defendant might claim that the plaintiff had known about the defendant's action for several years, but filed suit only after a key defense witness had died.

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LACHES

In 2007, the Supreme Court ruled that the statute of limitations for Civil Rights Act suits alleging racial or gender discrimination in salary expired 180 days from the first instance of discrimination, rather than from the date of discovery of such discrimination. Congress reversed this ruling in 2009 with the passage of a "Fair Pay" act named for WHAT PLAINTIFF in the original case?

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LILLY LEDBETTER

"He was wild when he was young; a long while ago to be sure; but in the law of God, there is no statute of limitations."

This quote is a rumination by Gabriel Utterson, the lawyer for one of the two title characters of WHAT 1886 NOVELLA? Utterson suspects his client's recent odd behavior may be because the other title character is blackmailing him over a youthful indiscretion.

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THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

The Concert (pictured), a painting by WHAT ARTIST, is valued at an estimated $200 million dollars -- making it the world's most valuable stolen painting? In 2013, the FBI reportedly identified the culprits who stole the painting from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, but were unable to proceed as the statute of limitations had expired.

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JOHANNES VERMEER

Racketeering charges sometimes provide a way to extend statutes of limitation, since the statute of limitations for racketeering begins with the racketeers' last offense. In 2014, prosecutors (unsuccessfully) brought charges against Vincent Asaro, accusing him of being part of a gang that (among other offenses) pulled off what was then the largest cash heist in American history, the 1978 robbery of a cargo facility belonging to WHAT AIRLINE? The heist was a key element in the movie Goodfellas.

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LUFTHANSA

"There must be a statute of limitations for those who say there will be inflation."

WHAT PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK made this statement in January 2015, referring to critics who charged ECB policies would be inflationary by pointing out that these critics had raised similar inflation concerns over recent ECB actions that had not been borne out?

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MARIO DRAGHI

Under international law, genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes are usually not subject to a statute of limitations, as provided in Article 29 of the statute that established the International Criminal Court. This statute is usually named after WHAT EUROPEAN CAPITAL, the city in which it was adopted in 1998? (It's not the ICC's current home.)

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ROME

There should be a statute of limitation on grief. A rulebook that says it is all right to wake up crying, but only for a month. That after 42 days you will no longer turn with your heart racing, certain you have heard her call out your name.

The quote above is from My Sister's Keeper, a novel by WHAT AUTHOR whose other works include A Change of Heart and Nineteen Minutes?

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JODI PICOULT

A recent issue in legal thought is whether statutes of limitation for sexual offenses should be extended or eliminated together. Some of this discussion involves the case of WHAT ELITE BRONX-BASED PREP SCHOOL, the subject of articles in The New York Times and The New Yorker alleging that from the 1960s to the 1990s administrators had covered up the sexual abuse of students by dozens of faculty members?

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HORACE MANN

WHAT ATHENIAN STATESMAN justified Athens' introduction of a statute of limitations (five years for all offenses except murder and official wrongdoing) as a way of discouraging plaintiffs from bringing lawsuits in the hopes that defendants would settle rather than fight the charges? He was best known for his implacable opposition to King Philip of Macedon, and committed suicide in 322 BCE after inciting an unsuccessful revolt against one of Philip's successors.

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DEMOSTHENES

"A Jew, in the dictionary, is one who is descended from the ancient tribes of Judea, or one who is regarded as a descendant from that tribe. That's what it says in the dictionary, but you and I know what a Jew is: One Who Killed Our Lord... there should be a statute of limitations for that crime."

This is a quote from WHAT COMEDIAN, whose other contributions to religious thought included getting arrested for impersonating a priest as part of a complicated scam involving a Guyanese leper colony?

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LENNY BRUCE