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Duress may toll the statute of limitations when 'it is either an element of or inherent in the underlying cause of action.' Jones, 242 N. J. at 208, 576 A.2d 316 (citations omitted). A prospective defendant's coercive acts and threats may rise to such a level of duress as to deprive the plaintiff of his freedom of will and thereby toll the statute of limitations. 

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