Is Innocence Required for Malpractice Action for an SVP?

As the reader of this blog may know, actual factual innocence, established by acquittal after retrial or a grant of habeas corpus relief, is required to sue a criminal defense attorney for malpractice.  This general rule, however, does not apply to a malpractice action in a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) civil commitment case.  Why is this so?  To read about this exception to the general rule, click on the following link.

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