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Claim Against Court-Appointed Counsel is Timely (access required)

A plaintiff suing for legal malpractice is a third-party beneficiary of the contract between the commonwealth and plaintiff’s court-appointed lawyer, and his claim is governed by the five-year statute of limitations under Va. Code § 8.01-246; the Richmond Circuit Court denies defendant’s plea in bar. This case is a claim of legal malpractice. There is no ...

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