discovery rule

noun

Legal Definition of discovery rule

: a rule in tort law: the statute of limitations for a cause of action does not begin to run until the time that the injured party discovers or reasonably should have discovered the injury

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“Discovery rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/discovery%20rule. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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