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Is there a statute or case law etc that I can cite backing

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Is there a statute or case law etc that I can cite backing up your answer ?
Hello John,

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Can you tell me what the cause of action is, so I can tell you the specific statute of limitations that is involved?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


fraud, executing a document and have no authority to do so.

Hello John,

Can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


california

Hello John,

The statue of limitations for fraud in California is three years:
California Civil Procedure Code Section 338(C)(5)(d).

The statute of limitations doesn't start to run until the fraud is discovered.

Also, when an action is time bared, it means that there is no cause of action, or no claim that can be made. The claim isn't actually dismissed, the court just states that the claim itself cannot even be brought since it is beyond the statute of limitations.

See this link:

http://definitions.uslegal.com/t/time-barred/

338. Within three years:
(a) An action upon a liability created by statute, other than a
penalty or forfeiture.
(b) An action for trespass upon or injury to real property.
(c) (1) An action for taking, detaining, or injuring any goods or
chattels, including actions for the specific recovery of personal
property.
(2) The cause of action in the case of theft, as described in
Section 484 of the Penal Code, of any article of historical,
interpretive, scientific, or artistic significance is not deemed to
have accrued until the discovery of the whereabouts of the article by
the aggrieved party, his or her agent, or the law enforcement agency
that originally investigated the theft.
(3) (A) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), an action for the
specific recovery of a work of fine art brought against a museum,
gallery, auctioneer, or dealer, in the case of an unlawful taking or
theft, as described in Section 484 of the Penal Code, of a work of
fine art, including a taking or theft by means of fraud or duress,
shall be commenced within six years of the actual discovery by the
claimant or his or her agent, of both of the following:
(i) The identity and the whereabouts of the work of fine art. In
the case where there is a possibility of misidentification of the
object of fine art in question, the identity can be satisfied by the
identification of facts sufficient to determine that the work of fine
art is likely to be the work of fine art that was unlawfully taken
or stolen.
(ii) Information or facts that are sufficient to indicate that the
claimant has a claim for a possessory interest in the work of fine
art that was unlawfully taken or stolen.
(B) The provisions of this paragraph shall apply to all pending
and future actions commenced on or before December 31, 2017,
including any actions dismissed based on the expiration of statutes
of limitation in effect prior to the date of enactment of this
statute if the judgment in that action is not yet final or if the
time for filing an appeal from a decision on that action has not
expired, provided that the action concerns a work of fine art that
was taken within 100 years prior to the date of enactment of this
statute.
(C) For purposes of this paragraph:
(i) "Actual discovery," notwithstanding Section 19 of the Civil
Code, does not include any constructive knowledge imputed by law.
(ii) "Auctioneer" means any individual who is engaged in, or who
by advertising or otherwise holds himself or herself out as being
available to engage in, the calling for, the recognition of, and the
acceptance of, offers for the purchase of goods at an auction as
defined in subdivision (b) of Section 1812.601 of the Civil Code.
(iii) "Dealer" means a person who holds a valid seller's permit
and who is actively and principally engaged in, or conducting the
business of, selling works of fine art.
(iv) "Duress" means a threat of force, violence, danger, or
retribution against an owner of the work of fine art in question, or
his or her family member, sufficient to coerce a reasonable person of
ordinary susceptibilities to perform an act that otherwise would not
have been performed or to acquiesce to an act to which he or she
would otherwise not have acquiesced.
(v) "Fine art" has the same meaning as defined in paragraph (1) of
subdivision (d) of Section 982 of the Civil Code.
(vi) "Museum or gallery" shall include any public or private
organization or foundation operating as a museum or gallery.
(4) Section 361 shall not apply to an action brought pursuant to
paragraph (3).
(5) A party in an action to which paragraph (3) applies may raise
all equitable and legal affirmative defenses and doctrines,
including, without limitation, laches and unclean hands.
(d) An action for relief on the ground of fraud or mistake. The
cause of action in that case is not deemed to have accrued until the
discovery, by the aggrieved party, of the facts constituting the
fraud or mistake.
(e) An action upon a bond of a public official except any cause of
action based on fraud or embezzlement is not deemed to have accrued
until the discovery, by the aggrieved party or his or her agent, of
the facts constituting the cause of action upon the bond.
(f) (1) An action against a notary public on his or her bond or in
his or her official capacity except that any cause of action based
on malfeasance or misfeasance is not deemed to have accrued until
discovery, by the aggrieved party or his or her agent, of the facts
constituting the cause of action.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), an action based on malfeasance
or misfeasance shall be commenced within one year from discovery, by
the aggrieved party or his or her agent, of the facts constituting
the cause of action or within three years from the performance of the
notarial act giving rise to the action, whichever is later.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), an action against a notary
public on his or her bond or in his or her official capacity shall be
commenced within six years.
(g) An action for slander of title to real property.
(h) An action commenced under Section 17536 of the Business and
Professions Code. The cause of action in that case shall not be
deemed to have accrued until the discovery by the aggrieved party,
the Attorney General, the district attorney, the county counsel, the
city prosecutor, or the city attorney of the facts constituting
grounds for commencing the action.
(i) An action commenced under the Porter-Cologne Water Quality
Control Act (Division 7 (commencing with Section 13000) of the Water
Code). The cause of action in that case shall not be deemed to have
accrued until the discovery by the State Water Resources Control
Board or a regional water quality control board of the facts
constituting grounds for commencing actions under their jurisdiction.
(j) An action to recover for physical damage to private property
under Section 19 of Article I of the California Constitution.
(k) An action commenced under Division 26 (commencing with Section
39000) of the Health and Safety Code. These causes of action shall
not be deemed to have accrued until the discovery by the State Air
Resources Board or by a district, as defined in Section 39025 of the
Health and Safety Code, of the facts constituting grounds for
commencing the action under its jurisdiction.
(l) An action commenced under Section 1603.1, 1615, or 5650.1 of
the Fish and Game Code. These causes of action shall not be deemed to
have accrued until discovery by the agency bringing the action of
the facts constituting the grounds for commencing the action.
(m) An action challenging the validity of the levy upon a parcel
of a special tax levied by a local agency on a per parcel basis.
(n) An action commencing under Section 51.7 of the Civil Code.
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