HB 1617 Legal malpractice; estate planning.
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Summary as introduced:

Legal malpractice; estate planning. Provides that the statute of limitations for legal malpractice related to estate planning is five years if the legal representation was based on a written contract and three years if the legal representation was based on an unwritten contract. The bill provides that the accrual date for such an action is the date of completion of the representation. The bill further provides that a person who is not party to the representation shall have standing to maintain such an action only if there is a written agreement between the individual who is the subject of the estate planning and the defendant that expressly grants standing to such person. This bill is in response to Thorsen v. Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 786 S.E.2d 453 (Va. 2016) and is identical to SB 1140.

Full text:
01/03/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101707D  pdf
02/10/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1617ER)  pdf
02/17/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0043)  pdf

Status:
01/03/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101707D
01/03/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/16/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/20/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)
01/24/17  House: Read first time
01/25/17  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/26/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
01/27/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
02/07/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/17  Senate: Read third time
02/08/17  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  House: Enrolled
02/10/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1617ER)
02/10/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/13/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/13/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/13/17
02/13/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 20, 2017
02/17/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 43 (effective - see bill)
02/17/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0043)