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Wahid Ezzat Guirguis

Wahid Guirguis’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • Representing Owner, Defeated Contract Termination Claims by Contractor exceeding $30 Million

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    90% of the amount claimed was defended against. The contractor’s claim was further reduced by substantial costs and expert witness fees recovered by the agency as a result of a statutory settlement offer which the contractor failed to accept.
    Description:
    Representation of a large metropolitan water agency defending contract termination claims of approximately $30 million. Approximately one-half of the claims were resolved at mediation; the remaining claims proceeded to trial in which client public agency received a favorable outcome. The litigation included issues regarding tunneling, alleged differing site conditions, propriety of contract termination, notice and waiver, and disputed methodology for damages.
  • Defense of a Water District against claims exceeding $2 million

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Successful defense of a Water District against claims exceeding $2 million for breach of contract, delays, and labor inefficiency by a general contractor on a treatment plant expansion project. General contractor settled for mostly retention due following a strategic demurrer (objections to the complaint) filed at the outset of litigation.
  • Representation of an engineering contractor against a public entity and private developer

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Successful representation of an engineering contractor against a public entity and private developer. The contractor sought additional compensation for alleged differing site conditions, defective plans and specifications, and resulting delay and loss of productivity costs. The contractor recovered in settlement shortly before trial.
  • Defended a concrete subcontractor against delay claims in excess of $15 million on a condominium/resort project

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Subcontractor paid nothing and obtained a release of its retention exceecing $500k
    Description:
    Defended a concrete subcontractor against delay claims in excess of $15 million on a condominium/resort project. Settled only one month before trial with the subcontractor receiving its retention back and without contributing a single dollar towards the delay damages.
  • Represented several home owners against contractor for delays and construction defects

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Represented several home owners against contractor for delays and construction defects; obtained settlement funds from contractor.
  • Represented condominium owners and their Homeowners Association in construction defect litigation against developer

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Represented condominium owners and their Homeowners Association in construction defect litigation against developer and general contractor. Reached a substantial settlement for the homeowners.
  • Award exceeding $1.2 Million to client general contractor from homeowner

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Date:
    Feb 01, 2013
    Outcome:
    Contractor client recovered $1.2 Million
    Description:
    Successful representation of general contractor against homeowner for failure to pay balance due on the contract. Following an arbitration spanning over 8 months, client general contractor recovered the balance due, interest, and penalties on the outstanding balance at 2% per month, after successfully proving homeowner violated the California prompt payment statutes.
  • Defeated an anti-SLAPP motion in trial court

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Successfully defeated an anti-SLAPP motion in trial court brought by attorneys in defense of a malicious prosecution claim.
  • Defended homeowners against a Constructive Trust action

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Defended homeowners against a Constructive Trust action seeking to take their home and caused Claimants to dismiss their action.
  • Arbitration of a dispute surrounding the sale of a drywall subcontractor corporation

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Recovered full amount of claim plus attorneys fees following arbitration of a dispute surrounding the sale of a drywall subcontractor corporation.