No. S056954.

76 Cal.Rptr.2d 749 (1998)

958 P.2d 1062

18 Cal.4th 739

JORDACHE ENTERPRISES, INC., et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. BROBECK, PHLEGER & HARRISON et al., Defendants and Respondents.

Supreme Court of California.

Rehearing Denied September 30, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Conkle & Olesten, William C. Conkle, John A. Conkle and Eric S. Engel, Santa Monica, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Tyler T. Ochoa, Costa Mesa, Alan M. Klein, Los Angeles, Sainick & Cote, Newport Beach, Lance R. Cote, Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Bloomington, MN, Ronn B. Krepps, C. Brent Robbins, Bloomington, MN, Brown, Todd & Heyburn, Arthur S. Beeman, Louisville, KY, Fletcher & Adair and John R. Fletcher, Santa Monica, as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Keker & Van Nest, John W. Keker, Jeffrey R. Chanin, Stuart L. Gasner, Steven A. Hirsch, San Francisco, Hedges & Caldwell and Christopher G, Caldwell, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents.

Richard I. Miller, Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, Thomas G. Redmon, Sacramento, Matthew W. Powell, Matthew J. Smith, San Diego, Willkie, Fair & Gallagher, Richard L. Klein, Jeffrey B. Finnell, New York City, Morrison & Foerster, Raoul D. Kennedy, Kathleen M. Wardlaw and Frederick S. Chung, San Francisco, as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents.

CHIN, Justice.

In this case, we again address the meaning of "actual injury" under the legal malpractice statute of limitations, Code of Civil Procedure section 340.6.1 That statute commences the limitations period with the attorney's wrongful act or omission, or with the plaintiffs actual or constructive discovery of the attorney's error. However, several specified circumstances toll the prescriptive period, including that "The plaintiff...

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