A.F. Construction Company and Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
In an arbitration against Clark County related to the construction of a $123 million Las Vegas, Nevada courthouse, our clients were awarded $52.7 million. Although the project was delayed four years, the arbitration panel agreed that the County was not entitled to recover for a single day of delay on the project.
Stone & Webster Asia, Inc. (SWAI)
WTHF represented SWAI in arbitration proceedings against the Taiwan Power Company regarding construction of one of the first Greenfield Nuclear Power Plants. The arbitration was before the Republic of China Arbitration Association in Taipei, Taiwan, instead of before an international body, as is the norm. WTHF faced the challenges of arbitration under a foreign civil code legal system and translating extensive testimony from Mandarin to English. Ultimately, SWAI was awarded $23.7 million and $3.1 million in fees and costs.
Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)
NDOT and the NDOT Director were sued by Ames Construction for fraudulent misrepresentation and deprivation of civil rights-among several other claims totaling $40 million-related to construction of a freeway in Carson City, Nevada. WTHF attorneys successfully argued a partial motion to dismiss that resulted in the court dismissing six separate counts, including all counts brought against the director in her personal capacity. NDOT's Director was dismissed as a party and the court awarded attorneys' fees incurred in her defense. As an ongoing case, WTHF stands ready to help NDOT address whatever issues arise.
St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company (St. Paul)
When St. Paul was named in a bad faith and destruction of business case by a subcontractor on a power plant project in Puerto Rico, WTHF stepped in to represent the surety. Despite the subcontractor's suit against St. Paul for damages in excess of $60 million, the subcontractor lost the case on a summary judgment motion and collected nothing on its claim. St. Paul was awarded more than $4 million on its indemnity claim and all of its attorneys' fees.
Dillingham-Ray Wilson Co. JV
On the eve of trial, WTHF was hired as co-counsel to represent Dillingham-Ray Wilson Co. JV, a general contractor, in a breach of contract action against the City of Los Angeles related to expansion of the Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant, the largest facility of its kind in Los Angeles. WTHF successfully helped obtain a favorable jury verdict for the client in excess of $35 million.
2021 L Street Investors
WTHF represented a private investor group in the acquisition of 2021 L Street N.W. in Washington, DC, from the NFL Players Association. WTHF attorneys negotiated and closed the sale along with a $26 million construction loan to expand the building through the addition of two floors. WTHF settled the $50.9 million resale of the building in October 2008 to the American Society of Hematology for use as its national headquarters.