Select Electric, Inc. v. Balfour Beatty/Ortiz Enterprises, Inc. et al.

Phillip Randolph Finch Jr

Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2009

Practice Area:Construction / Development

Outcome:Client avoided what became a multi-month jury trial between the owner and general contractor.

Description:The firm initiated litigation on behalf of the electrical subcontractor on the Metropolitan Transit System’s light rail construction project which extended the San Diego Trolley system to eastern portions of San Diego County. The project had been severely delayed and disrupted and the firm filed suit to recover: (1) subcontract balance held by the general contractor based on a liquidated damages claim asserted by the owner; and (2) delay and disruption damages incurred by the electrical subcontractor. The firm recovered, via settlement, in excess of 100 percent of the subcontractor’s principal delay and disruption damages from the owner and the entire subcontract balance from the general contractor