A construction contractor filed suit against the owner of a laundromat in an effort to collect $85,000 outstanding on a fire restoration contract. The laundromat owner countersued our contractor client, claiming breach of the construction contract and slander of title.
Our client won every aspect of the case. The court granted a directed verdict on the slander of title claim in favor of the contractor, and the jury awarded our client the full amount due under the restoration contract, plus the full $30,000 punitive damages requested. The jury also found that our client had not breached the construction contract. In awarding $100,000 in attorneys’ fees to our client, the judge praised the outstanding skills of the Husch Blackwell team.