$110K Settlement Reached Mid-Trial for Plaintiff Against Two Defendants in a Virginia Construction Litigation Jury Trial
Pat Hughes represented a homeowner who contracted to have a new sunroom added to his residence. The Plaintiff's construction nightmare led to the need for a complete tear down/rebuild due to faulty construction, amounting to approximately $75K in damages (exclusive of attorney's fees). It was also discovered that the contractor was unlicensed and that he had made a secret deal to have another Virginia contractor pull permits to disguise the unlawful activity. After Pat rested the Plaintiff's case on claims involving, e.g., breach of contract, negligence, fraud, civil conspiracy and violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, the Defendants agreed to settle for $110K between the two owners and their companies rather than attempting a defense to allow the Fairfax County Circuit Court jury to decide the trial's fate.
Practice area(s): Civil Litigation, Construction / Development