The toll agreement must specify the length of time the parties suspend the statute of limitations. This mutual fear helps to bring the parties together and formally resolve the issue. Since an agreement is more likely under the toll agreement, the parties enjoy the benefits of litigation (threat of a possible money decision against the defendant) without initiating litigation or incurring costs. If you accept the toll until after the trial on the complainant`s case, this could lead to inefficiencies and longer litigation. Make sure your customer understands this before you accept the toll agreement. This particular issue can be dealt with by 1) the filing of counter-claims during the toll period when a party ends the toll period before negotiation or ends with sufficient time to allow, if necessary, the filing of counter-claims. The plaintiff can take advantage of the defendant`s fear by asking the defendant to cooperate in another way. Thus, under the toll agreement, the applicant could require the defendant to provide documents and/or answer questions about the litigation. The client`s consent is obviously necessary and involves commercial considerations and procedural strategies. For example, customers who deal with a co-accused may agree to a toll agreement because they do not want to sue a business partner, but they want to retain their rights. Conversely, some parties may never want to fight against someone they work with.
In addition, some clients, who do not appear to share much responsibility for a particular case, may want to actively pursue a counter-action against the target accused. If your client has insurance, you should also work with the insurance agency to ensure that the agreement does not adversely affect your client`s coverage or that it conflicts with one of the obligations of the insurance policy. Toll agreements for counter-claims (including counter-rights and third-party claims) can be a useful tool to prevent a co-accused from being openly negative during the period of detention of a product liability case. A toll agreement is usually an out-of-court agreement between the parties that concludes the statute of limitations for term counter-rights. Toll agreements are contractual in nature and must therefore be developed on a case-by-case basis. People who enter into a toll contract should check whether they can invalidate their liability insurance. The agreement should be drafted in such a way that the rights for which the statute of limitations has already expired are not revived and to ensure that the agreement only indicates the statute of limitations. The agreement should not include an admission of wrongdoing unless you have agreed. A toll agreement provides a period of negotiation for the parties before an applicant is required to file an action to enforce legal rights.
As a general rule, neither party wants to spend energy and money to prove their case in court. Thus, an agreement on tolls pushes the parties to compromise their positions and settle down.