Cokinos | Young Successfully Defends ENR Top 10 General Contractor Against $37,000,000 Claim

Led by the trial team of Houston Principals John C. Warren, John L. Grayson, and C. Matthew Thompson, Cokinos | Young obtained a very favorable defense award after a three-week arbitration hearing on behalf of an ENR Top 10 general contractor client against claims of over $37,000,000 brought by a subcontractor and four pass-through sub-subcontractors. The case involved one of the largest commercial projects ever built in the City of Houston, and the largest healthcare tower project built to date in the Texas Medical Center, with construction costs that exceeded a half billion dollars. After hearing testimony from over 25 witnesses and entry of nearly 4,000 trial exhibits and demonstratives, the claimants recovered nothing on their loss of productivity, acceleration, and delay claims associated with alleged mismanagement, abuse, and intentional interference, and were denied their claim for over $6,800,000 in attorney’s fees and costs.

John [Warren] and his team at Cokinos | Young provided us with outstanding trial advocacy in the face of multiple spurious allegations of mismanagement, extra work, lost productivity and acceleration from an underperforming subcontractor.  After years of litigation and then multiple weeks of arbitration hearings, John successfully and completely defeated all claims.  We could not have been more satisfied with the results!  John and his team at Cokinos | Young are truly exemplary trial lawyers and we were happy to have them in our corner.

Assistant General Counsel for ENR Top 10 General Contractor
John Grayson Houston Cokinos Young
John Grayson Houston Cokinos Young

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