Vanderbilt Law Review


David H. Vernon

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In July, 1957, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws approved a Uniform Statute of Limitations on Foreign Claims Act.1 Section 2, its only substantive provision, reads as follows: Section 2. [Periods of Limitation on Foreign Claims.] The period of limitation applicable to a claim accruing outside of this state shall be either that prescribed by the law of the place where the claim accrued or by the law of this state, whichever first bars the claim. As promulgated, the Conference proposal amounts to a limited borrowing statute calling for the application of the law of the place of accrual in the single instance of the statutory period there having run. The forum's statute of limitations controls in all other situations. A compromise solution to a difficult and complicated problem is presented by the Commissioners.