Pearce v. Schrimsher

In Pearce v. Schrimsher, 583 So. 2d 253 (Ala. 1991) 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. In Pearce, the plaintiffs alleged that "they had incurred damages by closing a real estate transaction in reliance on an erroneous title opinion that had been provided to them." 583 So. 2d at 253. The Court held that the plaintiffs' cause of action accrued when the transaction was closed, even though at the time the plaintiffs purchased the property they did not know the title opinion was incorrect. 583 So. 2d at 254.