It was an anonymous posting on craigslist. I am wondering if the statute of limitations tolls when the attorney files a pre-action discovery action to find out the identity of the user or if it is a hard one-year deadline.
Sorry for the misunderstanding- I don't have an attorney, just wondering how this works because I know the initial claim may take a while and I don't want to waste my time if the statute of limitations doesn't stop running when I file the first claim.
Family Law Attorney
Did you ask your attorney? He would be your best source of that kind of information.
It sounds as if the statute will be tolled or extended in order to determine whether an injury actually occurred, but we know none your facts at all.
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I've never heard that.
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I agree that your atty, assuming you have one is the person to ask. However, as a general rule an action is commenced in NY by the filing of a summons and complaint; and the filing must occur before the expiration of the statute of limitations for a paticular cause of action.