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statute of limitations for an action against a lawyer in DC

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statute of limitations for an action against a lawyer in DC that threatened a former client if that client did not drop a lawsuit aginst that lawyer, that lawyer will disclose confidences aginst the palintiff to ruin his life.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 7 years ago.

To prove a legal malpractice claim, at least the following must be shown: 1) an attorney-client relationship existed; 2) the lawyer breached a duty he or she owed to the client; and 3) the lawyer's wrongdoing caused harm to the client. it should be commenced within 3 years. You can also report it to the discplinary committee.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

The question is, specifically, what is the statute of limitations period in the District of Columbia of this action which is really a fraud on the court as much as an action against a lawyer. Isn't the period more than three yeas since it is a fraud on the court system? What is the statute of limitations period for a fraud on the court system for an attorney obstructing a litigant from pursuing his legal rights in a litigation?

Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 7 years ago.
Malpractice is 3 years. Fraud is 3 years as well.
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