What is the statute of limitations for filing a Suit?

Different types of suits may have different time limitations on when a suit must be brought before the filing of the action is prescribed, or barred, by law. It is recommended that you speak to an attorney for an answer to legal questions like this. City Court employees are not permitted to give legal advice. You can seek assistance in obtaining an attorney by contacting one of the following agencies:

Lawyer Referral Service
Baton Rouge Bar Association
544 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-344-9926
Baton Rouge Bar Association Website

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
715 St. Ferdinand Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-448-0080
Toll Free: 855-512-3980
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Website

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1. How do I file for an Eviction?
2. How can I get a Restraining Order?
3. How much can I sue for in Civil Court or Small Claims Court?
4. How much does it cost to file a Civil Suit or Small Claims Suit?
5. What is the statute of limitations for filing a Suit?
6. How do I file suit in Small Claims Court?
7. The Court entered a judgment ordering the other party to pay me money. When will I get paid and how long is my judgment good for?
8. Will the Court collect my judgment for me?
9. When can I start collecting my judgment?
10. What is a garnishment?
11. What are interrogatories?
12. What is a Garnishment Judgment?
13. What happens if the judgment gets paid in full?
14. Can all of my earnings (wages) be taken by Garnishment?
15. How do I respond to a Garnishment Citation and Take Notice I received regarding one of my employees?
16. Can I file a Civil Action by fax?