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 completion of about $2 million claimed by the general contractor and sought recovery of about $500,000 on its claims for delays and wrongful termination. Following an 18-day arbitration hearing from March to December 2020 before the American Arbitration Association, our client prevailed and received most of its damages. The arbitrator rejected the general contractor’s claims in their entirety and ruled that our client was entitled to damages for wrongful termination. We were able to prove that the project delays were attributable to the general contractor’s mismanagement and poor coordination of the trade contractors.