When are lawyers really out of the case?, Daily Journal

Posted Oct 20, 2014

By Vincent S. Green

The statute of limitations provides attorneys a powerful and cost efficient defense to legal malpractice claims. However, the tolling period for continued representation pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 340.6 could extend the time available for bringing claims for unwary attorneys.

In general the statute of limitations for bringing legal malpractice claims is one year after the plaintiff discovers, or through the use of reasonable diligence should have discovered, the facts constituting…

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