Contamination and a New Courthouse Construction Project
Published Date: October 26, 2016
Legal battles are supposed to take place in the courthouse and certainly not before one is built. When it was time for a new $100 million Staten Island courthouse to be constructed, no one expected delays would last for over a year due to unforeseen rock and contaminated soil. That is when P&A went to work defending the sub-contractors in a major mediation with the public owner who owed a $4.3 million retainer and liquidated damages of $5.4 million.
P&A put together a winning strategy for its clients and went into mediation fully prepared to ensure our client was well protected with a iron-clad approach. After the mediation, the clients not only received the entire retainer owed but also an additional $5 million with all liquidated damages set aside. Besides obtaining the retainer and doing away with all liquidated damages, the clients acquired approximately an additional $15 million from the project, representing a total of over $24.3 million that was secured for our clients.