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Good morning. I am sorry to say but there is not. If the text messages are relevant to the cause of action, they can be introduced and used as evidence, to show/support the case or argument. The statute of limitations is the time in which a lawsuit can be filed. It is not something that could be raised to prevent the introduction of these text messages.
Yes, that is a very good argument to make, if they are used. You can attack their authenticity and argue that they may have been modified or edited.
Yes, it could but you can get the original. This could be done with a court order, for the cell phone provider to turn it over
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