Product Liability:Six (6) years from when claim accrues, except for asbestos claims, which must be commenced within three years from when claim accrues.
Personal Injury (Caused by Negligence):Six (6) years from when claim accrues for injury to persons. Two (2) years from when claim accrues for wrongful death claims.
Statute of Repose:Although a statute of repose exists on the books which states that no claim may be brought after ten (10) years from the date of initial purchase for use or consumption, or eleven (11) years from the date of manufacture of a product, this statute has been declared unconstitutional in Dickie v. Farmers Union Oil Co. of LaMoure, 611 N.W.2d 168 (2000), and has not been enforced since.
Accrual Rule:Statute begins to run when the injured party discovers, or through reasonable diligence and intelligence should have discovered, the facts that form the basis of a cause of action, except for asbestos claims, which accrue when the injured person has been informed of discovery of the injury by competent medical authority and that the injury was caused by exposure to asbestos, or the discovery of facts that would reasonably lead to the discovery of the asbestos-caused injury, whichever is earlier.