Tribes' $2M Hospital Suit Not Time-Barred, Fed. Circ. Says

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 7:19 PM EST) -- A divided Federal Circuit on Friday said a group of Native American tribes hadn't waited too long to sue the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over an Alaska hospital contract, finding that the statute of limitations was extended by several earlier class actions.

The 2-1 panel found that the six-year statute of limitations that applied to the $2 million dispute should have been extended through "equitable tolling" because it was reasonable for the Arctic Slope Native Association Ltd. to believe that its claims were...
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