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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 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.

Firm Highlights

Matter

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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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...

News

'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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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...

Publication/Podcast

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...

Publication/Podcast

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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