Legal Malpractice

July 23rd, 2019 by Rieders Travis in Legal Malpractice

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS-LEGAL MALPRACTICE Ford v. Oliver, et al., 2017 Pa. Super. 394 (December 14, 2017) Solano, J.  This is a dispute over validity of a deed.  Preliminary objections were granted on plaintiff’s complaint.  Involved was the 2001 sale of property by the Fords to Oliver.  The Fords alleged they intended to sell only one parcel of vacant land to Oliver and that, after the closing, the closing agent erroneously included in the deed the legal description not only of Parcel One, but also of another parcel, which contained mineral rights.  The Fords learned the original Oliver deed included both parcels in 2015 when they attempted to sell Parcel Two mineral rights to EQT and a representative of EQT informed them that a third party had already transferred those rights to EQT.  The lawsuit was initiated in 2015 long after the statute of limitations expired.  At most, the Fords have alleged that they were induced into signing a deed under the false pretense that the deed would include language limiting the conveyance to only one parcel. That is not forgery.  The Fords’ failure to read the deed and seek relief…