Retaliation Claim Subject To 4-Year Limit: 9th Circ.

Law360, San Diego (August 4, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday held that retaliation claims under the Civil Rights Act are governed by a four-year statute of limitations, reviving part of a former Lucent Technologies Inc. employee's suit against the company and Connecticut General Life Insurance Co.

The three-judge panel determined that a lower court erred in applying a two-year statute of limitations governing personal injury claims under state law to the former employee’s retaliation claim under Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act, finding that under the four-year statute of limitations...
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