Bridgeville, PA asked in Small Claims for Pennsylvania

Q: What is the statute of limitation to take somebody to small claims court?

I helped a friend pay for a very expensive cat surgery (3k) by using my credit. I only used my credit because we agreed they would help me in making payments. It's been 3 years and they have not helped me at all. They stopped talking to me and anytime I ask for assistance, I get ignored. My only hope is small claims court. Is it too late to serve them?

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Kent Petry
Kent Petry
  • Warminster, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations on a contract, oral or verbal, is four years. The same is true for unjust enrichment actions. You would likely bring suit under either or both of those causes of action, so from what you have said it appears you may be within the statutes of limitation for your matter.

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