In the legal business, lawsuits are governed by deadlines referred to as “statutes of limitation.” A lawsuit must be filed within the applicable statute of limitation. A suit based on personal injury must be filed within two years of the act complained of. If the last day of the two year period falls on a weekend or a holiday, then the statute of limitations period is extended until the next business day. A lawsuit based on the state statute which prohibits discrimination must be filed within two years. This statute is known as the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act.
A suit based on defamation, libel or slander must be filed within one year of the act complained about. A suit based on breach of an oral contract must be filed within two years of the alleged breach. Suit on a written contract must be filed within four years of the alleged breach.
Of course, there are many exceptions to these statutes of limitation. If you have questions, you should speak with a qualified lawyer.