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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 with the Defendant to supply key components including the fuel delivery systems, combustor, boiler, turbine- generator and related controls and equipment. The core of the case involved a defective turbine and inefficient combustor. The turbine was rejected as a non-conforming good. The Defendant filed for bankruptcy and we pursued performance bond surety and its professional errors and omissions insurer in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine in July 2020. .

The client was thrilled with the outcome and our ability to achieve a favorable resolution with only limited deposition discovery, well in advance of trial.

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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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ABA Public Contract Law Section – Guide to State Procurement Maine Chapter; (Publication Pending)

Verrill attorney Robert Ruesch was recently featured in The American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section – Guide to State Procurement in which he authored the Maine chapter. Publication is pending.

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'Painful' Big Dig Memories Steel Mass. for Infrastructure Influx

Verrill attorney Brian J. O'Rourke, Jr. was recently quoted in the Law360 article "'Painful' Big Dig Memories Steel Mass. for Infrastructure Influx," which focuses on Massachusetts' expected influx of federal infrastructure funds to upgrade...

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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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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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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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