I just asked a question about destruction of personal property limitations.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Oklahoma
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My grandson exited out of the screen, while I was waiting on an answer from Tina to this question: I understand there is a 2 year statute of limitation regarding destruction of my personal property worth over $10,000, but what happens if you don't find out about the destruction until after the deadline.
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Hello and welcome,I would be happy to assist you today.What caused the delay in the owner finding out about the destruction of property?
They were costumes loaned to my ex-employer and I didn't find out she had destroyed them until after she fired me, when two other ex-employees who actually witnessed the destruction contacted me and told me.
I see.Where the wrongdoer takes steps to conceal the fact that the property was destroyed and the owner has no reason to know of the damage, one would typically argue that the court should toll the Statute of Limitations during the time the damage was concealed.If the owner prevails in making such an argument, it would effectively extend the statute of limitations, but the owner should not delay taking action once they learn of the damage.A police report should normally be filed and an attorney retained or suit filed in Small Claims court.
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