What is the statute of limitations for filing suit against State of NY, City of NY and other governmental agencies/bodies?

Asked almost 2 years ago - New York, NY

I was adopted as an infant by people who used foster children as a form of income. They have admitted this. They physically and mentally abused me until ACS was called when I was 15. ACS mismanaged the case very badly and let the abuser come back when I was 17. I turned 18 in December, 2012. I have talked to an attorney who said I have a very strong case, but it was not their specialty. How long do I have to sue them? What kind of attorney do I look for?

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  1. Andrew Endicott Schrafel

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    Answered . The NYS Bar Association (private group, not the board that licenses lawyers) has a lawyer referral program. They will be able to point you to a few qualified attorneys.


  2. Jayson Lutzky


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    Answered . Statutes of limitation vary depending on who you are suing. Contact an attorney to review the facts and determine who to sue and when to sue.

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  3. Edwin Drantivy

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    Answered . An experienced domestic relations attorney with experience suing governmental entities.

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