Construction and engineering companies see $654.5 million jury verdict in case over non-payment and fraud in downstream gas plant construction.
A Houston jury awarded $654.5 million to firm clients Bay Ltd. and Gulsby Bay Plant Partners after a six-month trial. It was recognized as one of the top U.S. verdicts of the year. The jury agreed that Gulf Liquids and Williams Energy breached a contract and committed fraud in connection with the construction of two downstream gas plants in Louisiana.
Firm attorneys Don Jackson and Dennis Barrow served as co-lead counsel, and Eileen O’Neill was trial appellate counsel. The case subsequently settled for a confidential amount on appeal and Bay Ltd. remains a valued clients. The entire jury verdict was for $699.5 million including other co-plaintiffs.