UNDERSTANDING DEFAMATION AND LEGAL RIGHTS ON DEFAMATORY CONTENT
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN NEW YORK
A statute of limitations is the time that a civil or criminal action must be brought forward. It is important to note that the statute of limitations for defamation is different in each state. The limitations period begins when a defamatory statement is communicated (published) to someone other than the plaintiff. In New York the statute of limitations is one (1) year. Because the time to bring a defamation action is shorter than a negligence action, it is imperative that a person who believes they have been defamed speak with an attorney immediately.
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