Parkville, MD asked in Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Collections for Maryland

Q: I have a court case pending for a debt from nearly 3 years ago. The statute of limitations expires before the court date

But, the motion for a complaint was filed before the statute of limitations date. So the statute expires before the actual court date but after the lawyer filed the complaint. Will I be able to use the statue of limitations as a defense in court, since it will have passed by the time we go to court for the case? We are in the state of Maryland.

1 Lawyer Answer
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Livingston, NJ

A: No Statute of Limitation is a defense only for the filing of the Complaint.

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