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Filing of Cases to Toll the Statute of Limitation

This notice addresses how to commence a case so that your case is not jeopardized by the running of the applicable statute of limitation. The most common cases brought in the court involve an alleged breach of a contract and an action to recover damages for injuries to a person allegedly caused by the negligent act of another.

In a breach of contract action, the statute of limitation generally requires that a court action be commenced by no later than four years from the date of the alleged breach. In an action seeking damages as a result of an injury, the statute of limitation generally requires that a court action be commenced by no later than two years from the discovery of the injury. There are other types of actions and other statutes of limitation.

If you need to commence your action because of the applicable statute of limitation, please take the following steps:

  1. Electronic filers – If you have already filed your case, please send an email to Steve Elliott ([email protected]) and to Stella Keenan ([email protected]) and identify your case. It will then be accepted for filing. If you have not already filed your case, please file your case and contact Steve Elliott and Stella Keenan.
  • Non-electronic filers who must file in person – Contact Steve Elliott ([email protected]) and to Stella Keenan ([email protected]) or leave a message at
    215-686-7990. Leave your name, telephone number and email address and one of them will contact you to schedule a date and time for you to come to the court to file the case. When you speak with Mr. Elliott or Ms. Keenan, please be prepared to tell them the date on which the contract was allegedly breached or the date on which you discovered
    your injury.
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