The Statute of Limitations for the Wire Tap Act Is Two Years
McCulligan v. Pennsylvania State Police, 123 A.3d 1136 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2015). McCulligan alleges that detectives and others intentionally violated the Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act during the course of an investigation leading to the plaintiff’s incarceration. Preliminary objections were sustained, and the petition for review was dismissed.
The action under Section 5725 of the Wiretap Act is barred by the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is two years. Two-year period commences after the plaintiff learned of the alleged unlawful wiretapping. It was more than two years in this case. Therefore, the case was properly thrown out.