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Legal Malpractice: Time for suit two years if appointed (access required)

The statute of limitations for a malpractice claim against a court-appointed attorney is two years, a Roanoke Circuit judge has ruled in a case of first impression. Most legal malpractice claims carry a three- or five-year limitations period, based on an oral or written contract. But the judge here said the lawyer was never "engaged" by ...

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