Burkholz v. Joyce

In Burkholz v. Joyce, 972 P.2d 1235 (Utah 1998), the Court examined whether the discovery rule tolls the statute of limitations when, "during the limitations period, the plaintiff's knowledge of the operative facts underlying his cause of action is interrupted by a period of psychological repression during which the plaintiff is un aware of such facts." 28 The Court refused to toll the statute of limitations, concluding that such a plaintiff cannot make the initial showing that he "did not know and could not reasonably have discovered the facts underlying the cause of action in time to commence an action within the limitations period." Id. at 1237.