Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Co. v. Hooper

In Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Co. v. Hooper, 707 So. 2d 209 (Ala. 1997), the Court considered the question when legal malpractice causes of action would have accrued in regard to legal malpractice in connection with allegedly faulty legal opinions. The Court held that a title-insurance company's cause of action against an attorney arising out of the attorney's alleged malpractice in preparing title opinions accrued when the attorney, acting as agent of the insurance company, issued title-insurance policies in reliance on the allegedly faulty title opinions. In so holding, the Court rejected the insurance company's argument that the cause of action accrued when it paid claims made under the policies. 707 So. 2d at 213.