HLP Client Victory, Tesar Industrial Contractors

Rob Remington, Jeffrey A. Brauer, Christopher W. St. Marie, Margie Greco, Lori K. Christensen

On January 28, 2016, after nearly 4 weeks of trial, a Lorain County, Ohio jury returned a verdict in favor of our client Tesar Industrial Contractors and against Republic Steel. The jury awarded Tesar damages totaling $3.5 million and rejected the counterclaims of Republic Steel in their entirety. In addition, the jury’s outright denial of Republic’s counterclaims relieved Tesar of $700,000 in subcontractor liability, which Republic paid out directly and then sought to recover against Tesar at trial.

The trial involved a series of complex disputes, requiring extensive expert testimony, arising out of the construction of a state of the art electric arc furnace and dust collection system at Republic Steel’s Lorain facility. The total cost of the project was $130 million.

Hahn Loeser’s trial team:

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