Washington Statute of Limitations for Intrusion Claims

It is not clear what the statute of limitations is for intrusion in Washington because courts in Washington only recently recognized intrusion claims. For defamation and false light invasion of privacy cases, the statute of limitations is 2 years. See RCW 4.16.100(1). At least one source indicates that courts will likely apply this 2 year statute of limitations to intrusion claims as well. See Media Law Resource Center, 50-State Survey 2007-2008: Media Privacy and Related Law (2008). If this is not the case, the statute of limitations is likely the 3 year period applied to other torts. See RCW 4.16.080.



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