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Legal Memorandum: Statute of Limitations for Legal Malpractice

Issue: What is the statute of limitations for legal malpractice in South Dakota?

Area of Law: Personal Injury & Negligence
Keywords: Statute of limitations; Legal malpractice
Jurisdiction: South Dakota
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: S.D. Codified Laws § 15-2-14.2 (2009)
Date: 03/01/2010

South Dakota law requires that a legal malpractice action be “commenced only within three years after the alleged malpractice, error, mistake, or omission shall have occurred.”  S.D. Codified Laws § 15-2-14.2 (2009).  The three-year limitation applies whether the malpractice action is grounded in contract or tort.  Id.

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