Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Occurrence Rule under Statute of Limitations Applied in Legal Malpractice Suit

In the case of Keystone Custom Homes, Inc. v. Appel & Yost, LLP, No. 2015-07661-PL (C.P. Chester Co. Dec. 18, 2020 Tunnell, J.), the court, sitting without a jury, ruled in favor of the Defendant law firm in a legal malpractice claim.

Of note, the court found that the Plaintiff’s legal malpractice claim, in which it was alleged that the Defendants negligently prepared a public offering statement for them, was barred under the occurrence rule as the statute of limitations period had begun to run upon the happening of the alleged breach of duty, that is, when the Defendant prepared and provided them with an allegedly erroneous public offering statement back in 2007.

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.

Source: “Digest of Recent Opinions.” Pennsylvania Law Weekly (May 4, 2021).

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