statute of limitations

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a statute prescribing the time period during which legal action can be taken

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259) The Senate also changes the date for tolling the statute of limitations from the date of filing a complaint to the KOSHK date.
Thus, because "private antitrust litigation is one of the surest weapons for effective enforcement of the antitrust laws," (488) public policy favors tolling the statute of limitations for the pendency of government proceedings plus one year for private prosecutors to take advantage of such proceedings.
Yet, curiously, there is no mention of whether there was any disclosure of the laceration of the nerve in the patient's wrist, and no discussion of Fraudulent Concealment tolling the statute.
The court concluded that the continuous representation doctrine applied to the auditor-client relationship, thereby tolling the statute of limitations for the duration of the relationship.