Zachry Construction Corp. n/k/a Zachry Industrial, Inc. v. Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, Texas
Served as trial counsel for plaintiff, Zachry Construction Corporation of San Antonio, in its breach-of-contract suit against the defendant, Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, Texas. The dispute centered on Zachry's construction of the Port of Houston's 2000-foot Bayport terminal wharf facility. The lawsuit arose out of the Port's last-minute rejection of a contractually approved construction method that Zachry intended to use to build the wharf facility, which thereby led to multi-million dollar losses on the project. Successfully briefed and argued against numerous defense motions to stay the case, delay the trial, and dismiss Zachry's lawsuit in its entirety, all of which were denied. Successfully tried the case to verdict. Following a three-month trial, the jury rendered a verdict entitling Zachry to $23,443,719 in actual damages on its breach of contract claim and denying the Port's $15 million counterclaim for attorneys' fees.
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