State Statutes of Limitations in Defamation Actions

ALABAMA: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

ALASKA: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

ARIZONA: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

ARKANSAS: A one-year statute of limitation applies to slanders actions, while a three-year statute of limitation applies to libel actions.

CALIFORNIA: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

COLORADO: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

CONNECTICUT: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

DELAWARE: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

FLORIDA: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

GEORGIA: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

HAWAII: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

IDAHO: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

ILLINOIS: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

INDIANA: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

IOWA: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

KANSAS: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

KENTUCKY: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

LOUISIANA: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

MAINE: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

MARYLAND: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

MASSACHUSETTS: A three-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

MICHIGAN: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

MINNESOTA: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

MISSISSIPPI: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

MISSOURI: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

MONTANA: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

NEBRASKA: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

NEVADA: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: A three-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

NEW JERSEY: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

NEW MEXICO: A three-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

NEW YORK: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

NORTH CAROLINA: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

NORTH DAKOTA: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

OHIO: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

OKLAHOMA: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

OREGON: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

PENNSYLVANIA: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

RHODE ISLAND: A one-year statute of limitation applies to slander actions. A three-year statute of limitation applies to libel actions.

SOUTH CAROLINA: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

SOUTH DAKOTA: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

TENNESSEE: A six-month statute of limitation applies to slander actions. A one-year statute of limitation applies to libel actions.

TEXAS: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

UTAH: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

VERMONT: A three-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

VIRGINIA: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

WASHINGTON: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

WEST VIRGINIA: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

WISCONSIN: A two-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.

WYOMING: A one-year statute of limitation applies to defamation actions.


Inside State Statutes of Limitations in Defamation Actions