The City of Huntington Beach received a unanimous jury verdict in its favor on July 23, 2014, completely defending a $750,000 lawsuit brought by Sepulveda Construction Inc. on the Ranger Lift Station project. Sepulveda ran into huge overruns on the project due to poor bidding, unqualified staffing and poor construction practices.
Jennifer McGrath, the elected Huntington Beach City Attorney, supervised a team from Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet and Wittbrodt LLP with partner Marion Hack as lead trial attorney and associate John Conrad as second chair. The trial team for the City successfully defended the entire case proving that the soils report was accurate and that Sepulveda had failed in its contractual obligations. The jury deliberated for 2 hours to reach its unanimous verdict on this month long trial. Due to the complete victory, the City now can seek expert fees and costs and potentially attorney fees.
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