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March 2, 2017

Flake v. Neumiller & Beardslee 2017 WL 839822

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Download Publication The Third District holds a client’s receipt of a motion to withdraw stating the attorney is no longer providing legal services terminates the attorney-client relationship for statute of limitations analysis.       Stanley Flake and others were represented by Neumiller & Beardslee (Neumiller) in unsuccessful real estate litigation.  Neumiller moved to withdraw after trial […]

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October 12, 2016

GoTek Energy, Inc., v. SoCal IP Law Group, LLP (2016) 3 Cal.App.5th 1240

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Download Publication The Second District holds a client has no reasonable expectation of further services when a law firm announces it must withdraw.  Further ministerial acts transferring the file to new counsel do not constitute continuing representation to toll the statute of limitations.     When SoCal IP Law Group, LLP represented GoTek Energy, Inc. it […]

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June 7, 2010

Lahiri v. Universal Music and Video ODW-CT Distribution 606 F.3d 1216 (9th cir. 2010)

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Download Publication The Second District holds that continuous representation ends when a client hires new counsel to represent the client and the attorney takes no further action on the subject matter.  The Court also holds that contractual attorneys’ fees may be awarded to a firm representing itself under a broadly worded prevailing party attorneys’ fee […]

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May 17, 2010

Laclette v. Galindo (2010) 184 Cal.App.4th 919

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Download Publication The Second District holds that the pendency of a settlement agreement that called for payments over time tolls the legal malpractice statute of limitations under the continuous representation exception absent express termination of the relationship. Alexis Galindo defended Amaryllis Laclette in connection with a claim against her in connection with the sale of […]

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September 27, 2007

Beal Bank, SSB v. Arter & Hadden, LLP, (2007) 42 Cal.4th 503

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Download Publication The Supreme Court holds that the continuous representation tolling provision of C.C.P.  § 340.6 does not apply to the former law firm of a departed attorney who continues to represent the client through final resolution of the underlying case.  Beal Bank retained Arter & Hadden, LLP, to handle some collection matters.  An associate, […]

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