Bay City, MI asked in Civil Litigation for Michigan

Q: Michigan civil lawsuit against a neighbor who trespassed our property and called the Humane Society to trap our cats.

Their attorney claims a Statute of limitation of three years as tort, but I believe it's six years because they immediately adopted part of the cats therefore should be Statutory Conversion. Could you clarify this for me?

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: The governing statute of limitation is for the claim made, not what it could be. Typically, in civil matters, you can make alternative claims. Each claim, though, would be subject to its applicable statute of limitations. Hopefully you are engaged with an attorney who knows this, as you can easily find yourself with time and money wasted when opposing counsel can easily dispose of your law suit citing statute of limitations.

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