On the other hand, this “discovery phase” can be costly, frustrating and tedious in a trial. For example, a toll agreement may provide a potential complainant with the opportunity to save money and obtain more information from the defendant than he would normally offer. The conclusion of a toll agreement will not allow the parties to argue over the appropriate “end date” of certain claims and rights. You also do not risk an adverse decision by the court. Instead, the parties can focus on the benefits (or lack thereof) of possible legal action and work toward a possible solution. Toll agreements between co-accused are less common, but always with some regularity. In some states, co-accused are required to file counter-actions as long as the case is pending and before trial. For strategic reasons, co-accused may opt for a toll agreement to give them additional time to assess the strength of an applicant`s claims. So if you think you might soon be involved in a lawsuit, consider buying some time with a toll contract. You get some of the benefits of a process strategy without any cost. In exchange for the plaintiff delaying the filing of an appeal until the expiry of the toll agreement, the defendant agrees to waive the right to use that time to calculate the expiry period of the claim.
With the statute of limitations suspended, the parties may have the necessary time to negotiate and resolve the dispute. Under the toll agreement, counsel for the applicant should have a firm understanding of all prescription issues. Information gathered informally during negotiations should not be subject to costly requests for investigation. Before filing an appeal or starting an arbitration procedure, you should consider a simple legal instrument, called a toll agreement, that can help resolve disputes and avoid litigation altogether. On the other hand, the accused may doubt that the woman has evidence of such an affair. It can be certain that there is no evidence, because the alleged conduct has never taken place. It may refuse to sign a toll agreement or participate in settlement negotiations. No remedy can be brought without sufficient facts to make a claim. Therefore, the defendant retains his privacy and does not pay for the settlement of an unfounded claim.