Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice

, New York Law Journal


Manhattan sole practitioner Andrew Lavoott Bluestone writes: Calculating the onset and length of the legal malpractice statute of limitations is enormously complex. To begin, it is not always clear when the clock starts to run. Several considerations govern that calculation. These include the date of the mistake, whether that mistake immediately causes problems, continuing representation, and the maturing of an actionable injury. To further complicate the analysis there is equitable tolling and equitable estoppel.

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