In this article, we first will review the general principles applicable to classification of claims for limitation purposes and the various statutes which could be applied to breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. We then will examine cases in which the statute of limitation for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing was at issue and analyze what limitation period, rules of accrual and tolling doctrines are appropriate in the absence of contractual modification. Finally, we will analyze the extent to which contractual modification of the limitation period, rules of accrual and tolling doctrines has been permitted, and analyze what limits, if any, should be placed on such modifications.
Tyler T. Ochoa and Andrew Wistrich,
Unraveling the Tangled Web: Choosing the Proper Statute of Limitation for Breach of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
, 26 Sw. U. L. Rev. 1
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