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What is the statute of limitation for legal malpractice in

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What is the statute of limitation for legal malpractice in NYC? WOuld it be the same as statute of limitation for getting back the fees? is there a separate statute of limitations for disciplinary actions/disbarring? thank you
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What is the statute of limitation for legal malpractice in NYC?

New York’s statute of limitations is 2.5 years in medical malpractice cases.

WOuld it be the same as statute of limitation for getting back the fees?

No. If the nature of the matter is contesting the fees, then this falls under fraud, which has a six years, per N.Y. Civ. Prac. L. & R. §213, if the entity took money that they should not have taken.

is there a separate statute of limitations for disciplinary actions/disbarring? thank you

This is a non-legal, arbitrary process, with a complaint filed to Office of Professional Medical Conduct, here. As such, there IS NO statute of limitations and a complaint may be filed at any time, and the state may investigate and admonish/punish/suspend/void one's license as they see fit.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i do not think we are communicating. Please review my question. does it say MEDICAL malpractice? NO. It says clearly "LEGAL" malpractice. Please answer the question asked, not a random question. Thank you.

Friend,

Ah, my sincere apologies. You did indeed state legal malpractice. My apologies again for the miscommunication.

In New York, the Statute of Limitations for legal malpractice cases is three years.

WOuld it be the same as statute of limitation for getting back the fees?

No. If the nature of the matter is contesting the fees, then this falls under fraud, which has a six years, per N.Y. Civ. Prac. L. & R. §213, if the entity took money that they should not have taken.

is there a separate statute of limitations for disciplinary actions/disbarring? thank you

No, there is not. The complaint may be made to the NY Bar, which may investigate and punish/admonish/suspend/void a license as they see fit - please see here.

Again, please accept my apologies for the miscommunication.
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