The district court held that the plaintiff, then 19 years old, continued to suffer from the disability of minority when he was allegedly raped, despite being emancipated, and, thus, that he timely commenced this action by filing less than three years after his twenty-first birthday. The Mississippi Code clearly distinguishes between the concepts of emancipation and the disability of infancy, as well as the implications of each, and Mississippi cases do not illustrate an intent to deviate from this clear distinction. Under Mississippi law, the statute of limitations did not begin to run against Page until he reached the age of majority. The judgment of the district court is affirmed.
Baker v. RP Brink Locking Systems, Inc
July 18, 2013