Statute of Limitations is Tolled on Legal Malpractice Case Until All Appeals of Underlying Suit are Exhausted: Hughes v. Mahaney & Higgins, 821 S.W.2d 154 (Tex. 1991)

Date

1992

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Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Examines the case of Hughes v. Mahaney & Higgins, which concerns how the statute of limitations is tolled in legal malpractice cases. Looks at legal malpractice in general, the statute of limitations, appeal tolling the statute of limitations, and a new tolling provision for the statute of limitations in legal malpractice actions.

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Keywords

Hughes v. Mahaney & Higgins, Statute of limitations, Tolling, Legal malpractice, Legal malpractice defenses, Legal malpractice actions, Privity requirement, Locality rule, Statute of limitations as a bar

Citation

23 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1093