CONCEALMENT RULE

CONCEALMENT RULE

concealment rule. The principle that a defendant’s conduct that hinders or prevents a plaintiff from discovering the existence of a claim tolls the statute of limitations until the plaintiff discovers or should have discovered the claim. ¡ª Also termed fraudulent-concealment rule. [Cases: Limitation of Actions 104.]
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