California Code of Civil Procedure Section 366.1

366.1. If a person entitled to bring an action dies before the expiration of the applicable limitations period, and the cause of action survives, an action may be commenced before the expiration of the later of the following times:

(a) Six months after the person s death.

(b) The limitations period that would have been applicable if the person had not died.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 178, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 1993.)

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