Ott v. Md. Dep’t of Pub. Safety & Corr. Servs. (P)

In the past, courts have applied Maryland’s three-year general limitations period for civil cases to claims under the federal Rehabilitation Act. However, Maryland’s Fair Employment Practices Act, amended to align more closely with the Rehabilitation Act, qualifies as the most analogous Maryland law to the Rehabilitation Act. The MFEPA’s two-year statute of limitations applies and bars the appellant’s claims. The appellant cannot avoid the time bar under the equitable tolling doctrine’s exacting standards.

Affirmed.

Ott v. Md. Dep’t of Pub. Safety & Corr. Servs. (P), No. 17-2047, Nov. 28, 2018. 4th Cir. (Gibney) from DMD at Baltimore (Bennett).



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