Main premise of the Tort Claims Act were intended to serve two purposes to provide prompt notice of potential litigation to the public entity, and prompt resolutions of disputed.
Cases which strictly construe the limitation provisions of the Tort Claims Act do not preclude equitable tolling under the right circumstances to extend the statute of limitation for filing a lawsuit. Equitable tolling requires timely notice, and lack of prejudice to the defendant, and reasonable and good faith conduct on the part of the plaintiff.
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