Biofuels business accuses law firm of negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 19, 2017

FRESNO — A Fresno County biofuels company is suing a Santa Ana law firm, alleging negligence.

Central Valley Bio-Fuels LLC filed a complaint Nov. 28 in Fresno County Superior Court against Mark S. Rosen, Law Office of Mark S. Rosen and Does 1-10, alleging the defendants failed to exercise standard skill required of law practitioners.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 4,Central Valley Bio-Fuels suffered damages from the judgment of the court to dismiss action against the city of Orange Cove. The case involved damages suffered by plaintiff due to a 2007 fire that resulted from a mistake or negligence by the defendants in their performance of legal services to protect the interests of Central Valley Bio-Fuels.

The suit says Central Valley Bio-Fuels made a claim for restitution of of equipment and labor for $199,398.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to file the motion and/or advance the trial date and failed to ensure that the action was brought to trial within five years of filing the complaint.

Central Valley Bio-Fuels seeks trial by jury, damages of at least $1 million, costs of suit, and all further relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorney Michael L. Farley of Farley Law Firm in Visalia.

Fresno County Superior Court case number 17-CECG-4097

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