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Construction Litigation Victory: $2,347,454.74

Our Client, a small road construction company, submitted two successful bids to a City for the improvement and expansion of two roads in the Rio Grande Valley.  The City failed to advise Client that it intended to issue the notice to proceed without first removing utility obstructions, fearing that if it took the time to clear the utility obstructions before issuing the notice to proceed, the City would lose the money allocated to these projects.  The utility obstructions caused major delays.  The City refused to halt the construction, but instead ordered the Client to allocate more equipment and personnel to the projects.  During construction, the Client advised the City that it was incurring significant cost overruns.  When the Client completed the projects, it demanded payment for the significant additional costs.  But, the City refused to pay.

After a local prominent law firm failed to obtain justice for the Client, the Client turned to Jesus Garcia, Jr. and Mario E. de la Garza.  The City offered nothing ($0) to settle the case in response to Garcia’s demand letter, and then again offered nothing at mediation.  After arbitration hearings lasting approximately five days total and the exchange of closing briefs, on July 18, 2014, the arbitrator rendered an award in favor of our Client for $2,347,454.74every dollar the Client requested in arbitration.