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Client had oral contract, lawsuit was filed too late (access required)

Lawyers like retainer agreements because they offer protection when things go wrong with a client. But having no written agreement meant one former Virginia lawyer caught a break when a client sued for legal malpractice. The lawyer sought shelter in the shorter statute of limitations that applies to oral contracts under Virginia law. An Alexandria federal district ...