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Moon v. City of El Paso

Man serves 17 years in prison for sexual assault—between 1988 and 2004—before DNA evidence exonerates him. (See his page on the National Registry of Exonerations for more.) He sues in 2006 for false imprisonment, among other things. But when did Texas’ two-year statute of limitations start running: in 1988 or in 2004? “Every day behind bars is irreplaceable,” says the Fifth Circuit, “with the final day as wrongful as the first.” His suit should not have been dismissed.


Tags: 2018, False Imprisonment, Fifth Circuit, Statute of Limitations

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