Kuwait - Time Bars

Date: 25/01/2017
Author: Meena Mathews
Source: Gulf Agency Co. (Kuwait) Ltd.

Maritime Law

Nature of ClaimTime Bar
Claims arising out of contract of carriage-cargo claims against the carrier for damage/shortage, carrier claims against the cargo owners for freight, damage of his cargo to other cargoes or the vesselOne year from the date of delivering the cargo

Commercial Law

Nature of ClaimTime Bar
Claims arising outside the contract of carriage- demurrage, detention, storage, terminal costs10 years from the date of obligation

Civil Law

Nature of ClaimTime Bar
Tortious Claims3 years
Fraud5 years from the date of the crime
Latent damage claims - negligence excluding personal injury3 years from the date of determining who is responsible or from the date of injury
Personal Injury1 year from the date of injury

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