The legal malpractice law review blog is reporting on two cases that illustrate two very different approaches to the issue of the application of a statute of limitation in a legal malpractice action.
In Laclette v. Galindo, 184 Cal. App. 4th 919 (2010), the court held that the continuous representation doctrine will toll the statute of limitations in a malpractice action for the period of time the attorney is listed as counsel of record-- even where no active representation is undertaken. (See here.)
Meanwhile, in Bennett v. Hill-Boren, P.C., 52 So. 3d 364 (Miss. 2011), the court held that the statute of limitations begins to run on the date the client reasonably should have known that the lawyer was negligent. (See here.)