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Boston v. Kitsap County, 15-35296

In a civil rights action brought under 42 U.S.C. section 1983, the district court's order denying defendants' motion to dismiss is reversed and remanded with instructions to dismiss plaintiff’s claims as time barred where: 1) RCW 4.96.020 does not operate to toll the state's general residual limitations period applicable to section 1983 actions because RCW 4.96.020 is a special statute of limitations as opposed to a typical tolling provision; and thus 2) plaintiff filed his federal complaint after the applicable three-year statute of limitations had expired.

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  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/04/07




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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