Though as a practical matter it is difficult to secure passage of uniform legislation in all states, particularly when the subject matter has so long been considered as of local interest only, the need for such legislation in the case of the statute of limitations seems clear. To the extent that such a statute is adopted, the problem of varying limitation periods upon particular causes of action and similar causes of action will be removed. Only by a uniform state treatment of the problem will the conflict among federal districts resulting from the uniformity of result requirement of Erie Railroad v. Tompkins be resolved.
William W. Blume & B. J. George Jr.,
LIMITATIONS AND THE FEDERAL COURTS,
Mich. L. Rev.
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