Fla. Court Rules On Time Bars In Malpractice Suits

Law360, New York (November 6, 2009, 1:53 PM EST) -- In an opinion resolves conflicting opinions from two state appeals courts, Florida's high court has held that the limitations period on a legal malpractice claim begins to run on the underlying judgment when that judgment becomes final, but does not accrue with respect to a subsequent sanctions judgment until that judgment became final.

The Supreme Court of Florida handed down the opinion Thursday, finding that Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal correctly established separate accrual dates for a limitations period, and that the state's Second Circuit...
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