Legal Question in Civil Litigation in California

What is the statute of limitations for a personal loan with no promissary note in california?

Asked on 7/01/13, 8:13 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Kristine Karila Law Office of Kristine S. Karila

Breach of written contract is 4 years from date of breach; breach of oral contract is 2 years from date of breach.

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Answered on 7/01/13, 9:54 am

Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

If it is oral, then it would be 2 years. But don't assume that it is oral just because there is no promissory note. Some cases have interpreted things like email agreements to be written agreements.

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Answered on 7/01/13, 10:36 am
Edward Hoffman Law Offices of Edward A. Hoffman

I agree with Ms. Karila and Mr. Roach. Note that the limitations period began at the time of the breach, not at the time of the agreement.

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Answered on 7/01/13, 1:56 pm

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