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I am sorry to hear about your situation. The statute of limitations runs from the last time that the "cause of action" accrues. What that means is that if the discriminatory violations occurred up to December 2012, that would be the start of the statute of limitations time period (assuming one single course of conduct). If there were multiple claims that arose during this time period, then each claim would "accrue" and the time period starting from when that action occurs.
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As for "tolling", that means that the statute of limitations is put on "hold".
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As for tolling, that means that during the investigation and complaint, the statute of limitations does not run.
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Oh my gosh, I still do not understand the concept of SOL? I am wondering if I still have the right to sue a private affirmative complaint for the most critical discriminatory conduct & violations the property owner and management enacted against me due to my disability and failure to grant reasonable accommodation, which technically began 11/30/2010, but jump started a series of atrocious harassing and retaliatory acts against me starting 04/21/2011 --- and continued all throughout the rest of that year (2011) and onwards (07/11/2012, 12/04/2012). HUD/DFEH already explained that they are not able to substantiate claims that are outside of the 1-year period based on the date I filed my claim so they are overseeing disability discrimination acts that took place from 02/12/2012 to 02/12/2013 only! Hence, I am seeking a private attorney to file a private complaint but not even sure if the earlier events will matter and if I am wasting my time with my case summary/timeline of events! :( Help!
Hello! OK, Wait, so if DFEH started the administrative complaint and formal investigations on 04/22/2013... then as of that date which is on the certified confirmation letter, my housing discrimination case has been put on "pause"? So since I basically have a two-year deadline per the SOL under fair housing laws, does this mean that any affirmative action I take as the aggrieved victim --- would have to be taken (for all discriminatory acts against me that occurred within the last 2 years of 04/22/2013? meaning from the earliest possible (?) date of 04/22/2011-??? (The discrimination was persistent and has surpassed even a two-year mark by this time as the landlord never granted my reasonable accommodation requests submitted by 3 different physicians on 7 different occasions. Also, a lot of the delay here is due to my specific disability amongst other things such as denial of tenant abuse and victimization, etc. Thanks...title="Frown" width="18" height="18"/> )