Courts toll time limitations that limit a statutory right to sue when tolling is consonant with congressional intent. Courts have left open, however, whether to extend this congressional intent analysis to toll time limitations that limit a statutory right to receive a benefit. This Comment analyzes how the United States Supreme Court's 1988 decision in INS v. Pangilinan affects the power of courts to equitably toll time limitations limiting the application period for a statutory benefit. The Comment concludes that these benefit time limitations should be tollable when they are consonant with congressional intent.
David D. Doran,
Equitable Tolling of Statutory Benefit Time Limitations: A Congressional Intent Analysis,
64 Wash. L. Rev.
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