You should always consult with an attorney to determine the time period for filing a lawsuit. Many laws and circumstances may effect the time period.
Personal Injury Claims - 2 years
Medical Malpractice Claims - 1 year
Breach of Oral Contract - 2 years
Breach of Written Contract - 4 years
Fraud Claims - 3 years
Liabilities created by statute - 3 years
Claims to recover penalties - 1 year
Claims to recover wage waiting time penalties per Labor Code Section 203(a) - 3 years (Pineda v. Bank of America (2010) __ Cal.4th __).
Note: claims against governmental entities are generally subject to shorter time periods.
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