Boston Team Obtains Complete Defense Verdict for Engineering Firm in Professional Liability Matter

Boston, Mass. (June 5, 2020) - Boston Partner Kenneth B. Walton and Associate Oliver J. Vega recently obtained a complete defense verdict after a 10-day bench trial in the U.S District Court for the District of South Carolina. The plaintiff in this matter, who is the owner of a newly acquired food processing facility, alleged breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims against our client, a Massachusetts engineering firm, arising out of allegedly defective design and construction management services provided during the renovation of and addition to said facility.

The plaintiff sought $3.4 million in damages against our client. At the bench trial, we successfully rebutted the plaintiff’s claims that work was performed without its authority or performed deficiently. We were also able to show that the damages alleged were speculative in nature. In a 49-page decision, the district court agreed with our arguments, found in favor of our client on both counts, awarded $0 in damages to the plaintiff, and entered judgment in favor of our client and against the plaintiff.

For more information on this matter, contact Messrs. Walton or Vega directly.

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