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October 20, 2014

Defense Victory: DISMISSAL OF $1 MILLION CLAIM AND JUDGMENT FOR $6 MILLION ON CROSS-CLAIM

At trial, Call & Jensen’s attorneys recently obtained a complete dismissal of a $1 million claim against their municipal client and obtained a $6.2 million judgment on their cross-claim against the contractor who had sued the city. The contractor had sued the city to try to recover money that had been withheld as liquidated damages after the contractor failed to complete a municipal project on time. At trial, Call & Jensen proved that the contractor was unlicensed because it had relied on a sham employee to obtain a license and was thus barred from any recovery. Call & Jensen also proved that the city was entitled to disgorgement of all compensation paid to the contractor plus attorney's fees and costs--for a total judgment of over $6.2 million. The team consisted of Wayne Call, Todd Bouton, and paralegal Kathy Casford.