equitable tolling

Definition of "equitable tolling"
  1. A principle in law that stops the running of the statutory limitations period when the plaintiff, even when diligent, couldn't discover the damage until the statutory period was over
How to use "equitable tolling" in a sentence
  1. Due to unawareness of the damage despite being diligent, the court applied equitable tolling to the case.
  2. The plaintiff requested equitable tolling since they could not discover the damage until after the statutory time limit was reached.
  3. The defendant opposed the use of equitable tolling, arguing that the plaintiff's claim was outdated.

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