Bench Trial Success
Published Date: August 18, 2017
Peckar & Abramson’s Houston lawyers secured a judgment in the Harris County District Court. Our attorneys successfully defended a claim for wrongful termination and delay damages brought by a subcontractor against our highway contractor client and its payment bond surety. P&A’s client was also counterclaiming for excess completion costs.
Peckar & Abramson tried the case to the bench in late August 2016. In December, the court issued judgment in our client’s favor. The court dismissed the subcontractor’s claims of more than $1 million. The court awarded our client its full counterclaim for excess completion costs of more than $700,000. The court also awarded attorney’s fees to our client. The client is one of the largest infrastructure contractors in Texas, and a subsidiary of a major international construction firm.