Baltimore, MD asked in Products Liability for Maryland

Q: Can an additional person be added to a complaint after the statute of limitation has run?

I am a defendant in a law suite filed for lead paint poisoning on a child. He filed suite against me on his 21st birthdad that was 11/29/2010. Can he now amend the complaint to include my wife after the statute of limitation has run out?

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Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino
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A: the law of the state where the suit or where the alleged misconduct occurred will govern. I dont know maryland law but it depends on the allegation against your wife and her involvement in the alleged incident. statutes of limitations generally have exceptions that are spelled out by the state law.

Ronald V. Miller Jr.
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Ronald V. Miller Jr.
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  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: There are exceptions - fraud is the big one. But I think plaintiff is going to have a hard time maintaining a case against your wife.

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