Middleton, WI asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin

Q: Is there a statute of limitations on when you can sue someone? Its been over 10 years since the judgement.

I was evicted over 10 years ago and now the management company is trying to sue me for $5500. Can they still do this? The judgement was entered on Feb. 28 2008.

1 Lawyer Answer
Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Madison, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Statutes of limitations vary based on the type of claim. In Wisconsin, there is a 6 year statute of limitations on commencing contract actions. If the creditor took a judgment, then that judgment becomes a lien on the property of the defendant for a period of 10 years. Even though the lien on property may not be enforceable beyond 10 years, the statute of limitations on a judgment can be up to 20 years depending on the claim.

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