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Is the time limit to file a suit for wrongful termination and or liabel/slander 2years in Virginia? are there any conditions or circumstances that would make the time factor 1year or less?

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The statute of limitations for wrongful termination is 2 years; please see;

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title8.01/chapter4/section8.01-248/

The statue of limitations for defamation, both libel and slander, is 1 year.

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title8.01/chapter4/section8.01-247.1/

The statutes are controlling so that is the maximum time frame in which the suit must be filed; the statute does not otherwise limit the timing of such actions.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I need to know if there are any situations, circumstances, or reasons that would cause the statute for libel / slander to be estoppel or not to expire? very urgent answer required if possible call(###) ###-####!
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The statute does not address that estoppel. That is an equitable doctrine that is applied ad hoc by the courts and is not legislatively mandated. You may request a phone call as an additional service and your request will be placed in that queue.
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