Achieving Multimillion-Dollar Decision for General Contractor Against the State of Ohio

During the construction of dormitories for the Ohio Schools for the Deaf and Blind, TransAmerica Building Company Inc. was blamed for a delay in the $44 million project. Through aggressive litigation, Kegler Brown tried the case against the Ohio School Facilities Commission in the Court of Claims. This case was closely watched by the construction industry to determine the direction of construction claims against public authorities in Ohio.

The case, TransAmerica Building Company, Inc. v. Ohio School Facilities Commission, etc. v. Steed Hammond Paul Inc., etc., Case No. 2013-00349, was tried over three weeks in May-June 2015 and a favorable decision was eventually received for TransAmerica in excess of $2 million that found the State and its agents acted in bad faith. The case was recently settled for 100% of the award.