BRAWLEY — The under-construction beef-processing plant here will face a new day in court as company officials hope to bring a quick end to a legal challenge.
Brawley City Attorney Dennis Morita said this morning B.P. Ventures, the company that is building and would operate the plant, has filed a demurrer in Imperial County Superior Court.
That demurrer, if approved by Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Jones, would end a lawsuit brought against the city, B.P. Ventures and others by Brawley business owner Darwin Cohee.
A hearing on the demurrer will be conducted Feb. 16 in the County Courthouse in El Centro.
The demurrer seeks a quick end to Cohee's lawsuit by pointing out Cohee failed to name B.P. Ventures as a defendant when he first filed his case. The demurrer states while Cohee did eventually name B.P. Ventures, he did not do so within the statute of limitations.