Withdrawal of Default Termination and Complete Settlement Yields Client $11 Million
Represented the general contractor to the U.S. Navy in a massive default termination case tried before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. Our client, the general contractor on the Trident Training facility in Kings Bay, Georgia, was terminated by default by the Navy after completing 85% of the project. In this bet-the-company-litigation the Navy was seeking $25 million in damages from the contractor and the contractor was seeking a like amount from the Navy. After employing state of the art systems to manage the millions of pages obtained in discovery and over 100 days of depositions throughout the United States, we developed a case management and trial schedule to maximize both the likelihood of securing early victories and pressuring the Navy to settle. After several very successful trials before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Navy commenced settlement discussions, which ultimately led to a complete settlement in which the Navy withdrew its default termination and paid our client $11 million.