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I had asked you a question last year titled 'I lent a friend a large sum of money approx $32,500' but the lawyer who advised me back then is no longer on this website.
I am finally in a financial position to open an unlimited justice case against that person but before I paid for a lawyer I just wanted to know if there was a time limit to open a case like this in the state of California. He was meant to have paid me back by April 2014.
You are probably going to be filing under breach of oral contract - this has a statute of limitations of 2 years (the 2 years "accures" (starts) at the time that the defendant first breaches the contract - so when they were first supposed to pay you back and failed to do so). If you had a written contract, the statute is 4 years. (See: http://www.courts.ca.gov/9618.htm).