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Hackos v. Goodman, Allen & Filetti, PLLC The only “act or omission” which occurred during the statute of limitations period was defendants’ failure petition the N.C. Supreme Court for review of this court’s rulings against plaintiff in her previous legal malpractice action. Since plaintiff fails to allege any contractual obligation requiring defendants to represent her beyond appeal to this court, defendants’ failure to file the petition did not constitute the last “act or omission” giving rise to plaintiff’s legal malpractice claim in the instant case.

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