It sounds like you have a legitimate legal malpractice suit on your hands. Your attorney may be buying time because the statute of limitations for legal malpractice is only one year. He or she probably is trying to stall you for that long so that you will be time-barred from pursuing a claim against them. I suggest you contact one of us immediately. Best of luck.
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The one-year statute of limitations for legal malpractice can be "tolled" or suspended under certain circumstances, two of which, the continuous representation exception and the fraud exception, may apply to your case based on the fact that your lawyer continues to deceive you about the status of your case. You need help from an attorney who has experience handling legal malpractice actions.
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