On July 29th, 2021, Victor Enright (hereinafter, “Plaintiff”), represented by Darren M. Richie, Esq. and Steve Jang, Esq. of Dre Law, A.P.C filed a contract - professional negligence lawsuit against Steven Loeb, Rosen & Loeb, and DOES 1 to 20, inclusive for alleged legal malpractice. This case was filed in the Stanley Mosk Courthouse for the Los Angeles County Superior Courts.
In the complaint, the Plaintiff alleges, “Plaintiff was the owner of West American Roofing (“WAR”), a roofing company. Steven Loeb is, and at all relevant times was, an attorney duly admitted and licensed to practice law in the State of California . . . Loeb is, and at all relevant times was, a partner at Rosen. In 2017, WAR was sued by Westlake Village Marketplace (“WVM”), bearing case number LC10575 (the “WVM Case”). In mid-2017, Plaintiff retained Defendants to defend said lawsuit. Plaintiff paid Defendants approximately $25,000 for the representation.
The Plaintiff further alleges, “Eventually, after trial, judgment was entered against WAR in the WVM Case. Notably, Defendants did not depose a single person nor did they designate any experts before trial. On information and belief, Defendants simply missed the deadline to designate experts, which in conjunction with not deposing anyone, severely hampered Plaintiff’s ability to properly defend his company at trial.”
The Plaintiff additionally alleges, “As a result of this conveyance, WVM sued Plaintiff personally in June 2020, alleging a fraudulent conveyance, bearing case number 56-2020-00542251-CU-FR-VTA (the “Fraud Case”). The Fraud Case is still ongoing.”
The Plaintiff also alleges, “When Plaintiff informed Loeb he had been sued personally, Loeb offered to defend Plaintiff in the Fraud Case for half his normal rate because Loeb said the suit was bogus. Defendants charged Plaintiff a one-time fee of $7,500 to represent him in the Fraud Case but again failed to provide a retainer agreement or any invoice or receipt. In January 2021, Defendants missed a discovery deadline in the Fraud Case and a Motion to Compel was filed against Plaintiff. Defendants told Plaintiff they needed more money from him to continue the representation despite previously telling Plaintiff the $7,500 would cover the entire representation.”
The Plaintiff then alleges, “This led Plaintiff to speak with his attorney for a different matter regarding Defendants. This is when Plaintiff realized Defendants had clearly and egregiously steered him wrong and were attempting to cover up their own mistakes. As a result of Defendants’ continual negligence and blatantly erroneous legal advice, Plaintiff has not only suffered significant financial harm but mental and emotional distress as well.”
There is one claim for relief laid down by the Plaintiff, wherein it has been alleged that each Defendant has engaged in professional negligence (legal malpractice).
In the prayer for relief, the Plaintiff has requested the Court to order judgment against Defendants, and each of them jointly and severally, as follows: for general damages according to proof, with interest thereon according to law; for special damages according to proof, with interest thereon according to law; and for such other and further relief as the Court deems just and proper.
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Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Los Angeles, California
ENRIGHT AN INDIVIDUAL VICTOR
LOEB AN INDIVIDUAL STEVEN
ROSEN & LOEB A CALIFORNIA COMPANY
RICHIE DARREN M.
7/29/2021: Civil Case Cover Sheet
7/29/2021: Notice of Case Management Conference
7/29/2021: Notice of Case Assignment - Unlimited Civil Case
7/29/2021: Order to Show Cause Failure to File Proof of Service
7/29/2021: Summons - SUMMONS ON COMPLAINT
Hearing11/10/2021 at 09:30 AM in Department 62 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Case Management ConferenceRead MoreRead Less
Hearing10/13/2021 at 09:45 AM in Department 62 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Order to Show Cause Re: Failure to File Proof of ServiceRead MoreRead Less
DocketComplaint; Filed by VICTOR ENRIGHT, an individual (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
DocketCivil Case Cover Sheet; Filed by VICTOR ENRIGHT, an individual (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
DocketNotice of Case Management Conference; Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
DocketNotice of Case Assignment - Unlimited Civil Case; Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
DocketOrder to Show Cause Failure to File Proof of Service; Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
DocketSummons (on Complaint); Filed by VICTOR ENRIGHT, an individual (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
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