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

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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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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.


An experienced domestic relations attorney with experience suing governmental entities.



Does that mean a family law attorney?

Edwin Drantivy

Edwin Drantivy




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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