Counsel to Construction Client in Suit Seeking $18 Million in Damages
Defended affiliate companies of a client sued in parallel cases spanning two jurisdictions, arising from a construction project involving delays. The Plaintiff commenced a Declaratory Judgment action seeking to pierce the corporate veils of non-contracting parties to recover more than $18 million it claimed in liquidated damages. Upon review of our Motion and Memo of Law, the plaintiff, represented by a large law firm, conceded and discontinued the New York litigation.
$7.5 Million Settlement Over Delayed Renovation of Historic Landmark
Negotiated a $7.5 million delay damages settlement for construction company client over the renovation of a National Historic Landmark building in New York City. The one-year project took three years for substantial completion due to design conflicts with existing conditions, interferences and changes, causing substantial increased costs for the client, a subcontractor. Successfully overcame legal hurdles including lack of privity, New York law that a general contractor is not liable for delay caused by an owner, and a “no damage for delay” contract clause.