Ethanol Maker's Suit Over Ruinous Blast Found Time-Barred

Law360, Wilmington (March 19, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT) -- A Nebraska federal judge on Wednesday threw out ethanol fuel maker E3 Biofuels LLC’s breach of contract claims against contractors the company alleged caused an explosion and an estimated $60 million in damages at a plant that drove its predecessor to bankruptcy, ruling the claims were time-barred.

In an 18-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp wrote that E3’s lawsuit against contractors including Biothane Corp. and Perennial Energy Inc. was filed well after Nebraska's two-year statute of limitations on claims of professional negligence had run...
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