discovery rule

Definition of "discovery rule"
  1. A principle applied in tort law stating that the timeline for the statute of limitations only starts when the individual who was harmed identifies or could feasibly have identified the damage
How to use "discovery rule" in a sentence
  1. Due to the discovery rule, the time limit for filing a lawsuit only started when Jane identified the harm caused by the defective product.
  2. The discovery rule extended the duration for filing his claim, since he just identified the damage from a previous incident.
  3. Their legal team leveraged the discovery rule, arguing that their client became aware of the harm only after their medical reports came back.

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