Originally posted on January 25, 2018.
Just days after being notified by Virginia Lawyers Weekly that General Counsel P.C.’s verdict for Heard Construction was the largest in Virginia in 2017, we learned that we were edged out of the title by a Fairfax County medical malpractice case. Managing Partner Merritt Green said that he was told by Virginia Lawyers Weekly that the mistake was pointed out to them by the firm that is now listed as number one. “While we have slipped in the polls, we are still extremely proud of the work that we did on behalf of our client,” Green said.
The firm was notified in late January of our short-lived first place finish. “We were even given the right to post a copy of Virginia Lawyers Weekly issue which stated we were number one on our website, but all is well and congratulations to the new title holder.”
While now “number 2,” the case was the only one of the top 5 verdicts related to a business matter. The other 4 were all medical malpractice matters.
In August of 2017, General Counsel, P.C. attorneys, Andrew Baxter and Christopher Davis, on behalf of GCPC client, obtained a $3.8M judgment for Heard Construction.
In this case, Heard Construction, took part in an invitation for sealed bidding to replace a pier at the Little Creek Naval Base in Norfolk. The defendant, Waterfront Marine, represented that it was a “small” business pursuant to SBA size standards. When Heard Construction discovered that the defendant was actually a “large” business, General Counsel, P.C. attorneys filed a size protest with the SBA. The SBA eventually, determined that the defendant was “other than small,” and, as such, should not have been awarded the government contract at issue.
Thereafter, GCPC attorneys filed a civil lawsuit against Waterfront Marine for tortious interference. After a long litigation process, and a four-day trial, the jury found the defendants liable and awarded the $3.8 Million in damages to Heard Construction.
General Counsel, P.C. attorneys were pleased and honored to obtain such a tremendous result for our client, Heard Construction.
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