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Differential Building Settlement Claims

We were retained by the City in the State of New Hampshire following a $60 million project for a large addition to an existing municipal building. Due to the nature of the underlying soils, the project involved installation of ground improvements known as aggregate piers to stabilize the bearing capacity of the subsurface clay. Shortly after taking occupancy the City noticed significant cracking in walls and floors. Geotechnical and structural investigations revealed that the building experienced differential settlement (i.e. sinking) resulting in structural problems, cracking, and out of plumb doors. We spearheaded the technical evaluation and pursued and successful strategy with our client to leverage and out of court resolution that maximized out client's recovery so that it could undertake corrective work without further expenditure of City funds.

Bid Protest: Court Requires Award of Contract to Our Client.

Our client, Landry/French Construction, was the low, responsive bidder on a large school renovation project in Maine. Despite the low bid, the Owner followed the architect's recommendation and awarded the contract to the second bidder. We pursued and injunction and expedited Court review. The Court ruled in our client's favor and required the School District to award the contract to Landry/French Construction. [Landry/French Construction v. Lisbon School Department, et al.; Cumberland County Superior Court, Case No. AP-14-052]

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Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

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Verrill Partner Robert Ruesch Elected to American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law’s Governing Committee

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New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

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Representative Litigation Matters

Represented one of the nation's largest geotechnical subcontractors in claims against a major general contractor arising from construction of pier improvements at an East Coast naval facility Led defense trial team in a four-week...

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77 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2023, Including Six Named Lawyers of the Year

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Subcontractor Prevails on Wrongful Termination and Delay Claims Following 18 Day Arbitration

Our client was terminated as a mechanical subcontractor on a U.S. Navy project at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine for alleged delays. Our client and its surety faced claims for costs of...

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Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

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