Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty claim seeks $1.2 million
Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty claims were filed against law firm PRENOVOST, NORMANDIN, BERGH & DAWE, by a former client seeking $1.2 million in damages. Plaintiff DFI FUNDING, INC filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court for $1.2 million in damages alleging that, during the period of representation by PRENOVOST, NORMANDIN, BERGH & DAWE, "PNB&D", failed to exercise, reasonable care, skill, and diligence in performing legal services and negligently and carelessly committed acts and omissions in breach of their duty to plaintiff as set forth in the complaint, including but not limited to: a. Defendants took on representation without disclosing that it had represented an adverse party, particularly, First American Title Company; b. Defendants failed to become sufficiently familiar with the facts of the lawsuit and failed to advise the plaintiffs of a course of action based on the available information; c. Defendants failed to conduct necessary and appropriate investigation and research in a timely matter; d. Defendants failed to inform plaintiff of material information; e. Defendants failed to apprise plaintiff of information detrimental to its legal position; Defendants committed further acts and omissions which constitute negligence and lack of reasonable care, skill and diligence in matters involving the handing of plaintiff's claims, including but not limited to having no real understanding of who was in charge of the litigation, and what liability plaintiff DFI would have to Vineyard/California Bank & Trust, none of which was ever mentioned or discussed by the defendants herein. As a direct result of defendants' negligence, as described above, plaintiffs have been harmed by losing its security, rendering the ALG loan worthless, and plaintiffs were made liable for attorney's fees and costs. As a proximate result of the aforementioned acts of the defendants, plaintiff has suffered general damages and special damages, in an amount of $1,250,000, or according to proof at trial. Orange County Superior Court Case No. 00521739 filed 11/09/2011
Los Angeles, California
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