2012 District of Columbia Code
Section 12-302

Disability of plaintiff

(a) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, when a person entitled to maintain an action is, at the time the right of action accrues:

(1) under 18 years of age; or

(2) non compos mentis; or

(3) imprisoned --

he or his proper representative may bring action within the time limited after the disability is removed.

(b) When a person entitled to maintain an action for the recovery of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or upon an instrument under seal, is under any of the disabilities specified by subsection (a) of this section at the time the right of action accrues, he or his proper representative, except where otherwise specified herein, may bring the action within 5 years after the disability is removed, and not thereafter.


(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 510, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1; Mar. 16, 1978, D.C. Law 2-61, § 2, 24 DCR 6011.)


Prior Codifications
1981 Ed., § 12-302.
1973 Ed., § 12-302.
Legislative History of Laws
Law 2-61, the “An Amendment to the District of Columbia Age of Majority Act,” was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 2-165, which was referred to the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on September 13, 1977 and October 11, 1977, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 11, 1978, it was assigned Act No. 2-131 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.

Current through September 13, 2012

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