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Wv statue of limitations on oral contract is 4-5 yrs. when does that time start?

1 Answers. Asked on Oct 12th, 2017 on Contracts - West Virginia
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I am curious as to when the statute of limitations day starts? Is it from the time the contract was orally initiated? Or the day the last work was completed?
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Answered on Oct 12th, 2017 at 9:33 AM

Neithwr, the statute of limitations on a breach of contract claim runs from the date the contract was breached or, in some jurisdictions (I don't know about West Virginia) can run from when the breach should reasonsbly have been discovered.

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