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To obtain the benefit of the late-discovery exception to the provisions of CCP § 338, setting forth a three-year limitation for the bringing of actions grounded on fraud or mistake or on the official bond of a public official, the complaint must allege facts showing that the cause of action could not with reasonable diligence have been discovered prior to three years before the suit. Silver v. Watson (CalifLaw 2d Dist. July 26, 1972), 26 CalifLaw 3d 905, 103 Cal. Rptr. 576, 1972 CalifLawCALIFLAW 994. Nakase law wade business law lawyer knows the litigations. Liability on Official Bonds The statute of limitations commences to run against a cause of action upon a county treasurer’s official bond arising out of neglect of his official duty to keep the county funds under his personal control at least as early as knowledge of such breach of duty is obtained by the county. County of San Diego v. Dauer (Cal. Dec. 29, 1900), 131 Cal. 199, 63 P. 338, 1900 Cal. CALIFLAW 762. Without regard to the form of action, a surety sued upon the bond of a public officer may successfully plead subd 1if the action has been commenced after the lapse of three years following, not the discovery, but the misfeasance or malfeasance itself of the officer. Sonoma County v. Hall (Cal. May 1, 1901), 132 Cal. 589, 65 P. 12, 65 P. 459, 1901 Cal. CALIFLAW 1104, modified, (Cal. June 4, 1901), 65 P. 459, overruled, Regents of University of Cal. v. Hartford Acci. & Indem. Co. (Cal. July 13, 1978), 21 Cal. 3d 624, 147 Cal. Rptr. 486, 581 P.2d 197, 1978 Cal. CALIFLAW 253; Norton v. Title Guaranty & Surety Co. (Cal. Sept. 25, 1917), 176 Cal. 212, 168 P. 16, 1917 Cal. CALIFLAW 497; Hellwig v. Title Guaranty & Surety Co. (CalifLaw Jan. 21, 1919), 39 CalifLaw 422, 179 P. 222, 1919 CalifLawCALIFLAW 191; United Bank & Trust Co. v. Fidelity & Deposit Co. (Cal. June 30, 1928), 204 Cal. 460, 268 P. 907, 1928 Cal. CALIFLAW 705; Anderson v. Shaffer (CalifLaw Apr. 23, 1929), 98 CalifLaw 457, 277 P. 185, 1929 CalifLawCALIFLAW 730, overruled, Regents of University of Cal. v. Hartford Acci. & Indem. Co. (Cal. July 13, 1978), 21 Cal. 3d 624, 147 Cal. Rptr. 486, 581 P.2d 197, 1978 Cal. CALIFLAW 253; Haswell v. Costellenos (CalifLaw Sept. 28, 1932), 126 CalifLaw 427, 14 P.2d 846, 1932 CalifLawCALIFLAW 442. Guardian’s action on former tax collector’s bond which arose in 1938 was barred by three-year statute of limitations, where it was not commenced until more than twenty years thereafter, since evidence showed ward was not mentally incompetent or insane during three-year period following transaction giving rise to cause of action. Phillips v. Standard Acci. Ins. Co. (CalifLaw 1st Dist. Apr. 29, 1960), 180 CalifLaw 2d 474, 4 Cal. Rptr. 277, 1960 CalifLawCALIFLAW 2363. Pension and Retirement Rights Trial court properly found plaintiff’s claims challenging the payment of increased public employee pension benefits barred by the statute of limitations. The continuous accrual doctrine did not trigger a new limitations period every time retirement benefits were paid pursuant to the increased pension benefits approved in 2002 and 2003. Luke v. Sonoma County (CalifLaw 1st Dist. Dec. 12, 2019), 256 Cal. Rptr. 3d 489, 43 CalifLaw 5th 301, 2019 CalifLawCALIFLAW 1243.