Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

Is Equitable Tolling Applicable to Claims Brought Pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act? Circuit Split

Goldblatt v. Nat’l Credit Union Admin., 502 Fed. Appx. 53 (2d Cir. 2012):

Footnote 2. In this Circuit, it is an open question whether equitable tolling is available for tort claims brought pursuant to the FTCA. See, e.g., A.Q.C. ex rel. Castillo v. United States, 656 F.3d 135, 144 n.6 (2d Cir. 2011). Other circuits are split on this issue. Compare Santos ex rel. Beato v. United States, 559 F.3d 189, 194-97 (3d Cir. 2009), with Adams v. United States, 658 F.3d 928, 933 (9th Cir. 2011), and In re FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Prods. Liab. Litig., 646 F.3d 185, 189 (5th Cir. 2011).

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