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In Maryland, a cause of action for breach of contract generally accrues when the contract is breached. Mayor & Council of Federalsburg v. Allied Contractors, Inc., 275 Md. 151, 338 A.2d 275, 280 (1975) ('In contract cases, the general rule is that the period of limitations begins to run from the date of the breach, for it is then that the cause of action accrues').


If no specific date is alleged between the parties and no date for payment is specified in the contract itself, it is impossible to infer from a complaint the date when the breach occurred. In the absence of such a term, payment on a contract must be made within a commercially reasonable time. See Kasten Constr. Co. v. Maple Ridge Constr. Co., 245 Md. 373, 226 A.2d 341, 345 (1967); Ewell v. Landing, 199 Md. 68, 85 A.2d 475, 477 (1952).


Although the statute of limitations for breach of contract generally commences on the date of breach, for that is when the cause of action 'accrues,' that date may be extended in Maryland by the 'discovery rule,' which provides that the limitations period does not begin until the plaintiff learned ...

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