Asked in Civil Litigation for Tennessee

Q: Does the statute of limitations run date to date or 365 days from the date the civil summons was filed?

My situation is that the acquittal was entered into record on 12/12/2019. The verdict was actually given on 12/11/2019. The Civil summons was filed on 12/11/2020. February had a leap year so from 12/11/2019 to 12/11/2020 is 366 days.

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: As far as I know all SOLs run in years not days. There are just a few 6 month SOLs. These include both criminal charges and civil causes of actions. What is your question? Because the Statutes use years, leap years are not a concern. But Non Court days usually extend SOLs one or two days by Civil Procedure, which I do not trust and call the Court Clerk to file instead.

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