Fort Myers Attorneys Obtain Defense Verdict in a Construction Defect Case

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on October 5, 2023

Cris Casal, partner, and Glenn Gunsten, associate, from the Fort Myers office obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a grading subcontractor in a defense and indemnity jury trial on a construction defect claim in Collier County, Florida. The general contractor filed a third-party claim in which it sued all of the subcontractors whose scope of work was purportedly implicated in the underlying suit with the homeowner. The lawsuit was the culmination of six years of litigation in which all of the named subcontractors settled their claims against the general contractor prior to trial, except for the grading subcontractor. The jury deliberated for slightly more than an hour before returning with a defense verdict in favor of the grading subcontractor. The grading subcontractor will now seek to collect attorney’s fees and costs stemming from a rejected Proposal for Settlement that was served more than four years ago.