The statute of limitations in CA on a written contract is 4 years so this is right on the line and would depend on the month you moved. As far as your rights being different than from a year lease: no.
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If you had a written month to month lease, the statute of limitations for breach of written contract in California is 4 years from breach. Therefore, you most likely would not have a statute of limitations defense in this lawsuit.
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