The statute of limitations in California for civil wrongful death lawsuits is 2 years from the death of a person, or from the date that evidence of wrongful death is discovered. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=ccp&group=00001-01000&file=377.60-377.62 California Code of Civil Procedure sections 377.60-377.62. http://www.ehow.com/facts_6916279_california-wrongful-death-law.html Dina Shacknai, for 2 years, has given countless media interviews stating she believes Rebecca Zahau and her minor sister were responsible for Max's death, which was officially ruled an accident. Dina also hired 2 independent experts to review Max's death, and widely publicized those reports. (Please refer to this thread: Max's Death - Dina's Independent Experts Summary Reports - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community ) Jonah Shacknai has not made any comments publicly about Max's death since his joint statement with Dina July 2011, expressing his sorrow at the untimely death of his son. Why do you think Max Shacknai's parents, together, or separately, chose not to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit on his behalf, within the 2 year statute of limitations? Discuss here.