Academy Homes II Apartments Claim

Project Name: Academy Homes II Apartments
Location: Roxbury, MA
General Contractor: OHP (Peabody Const. Joint Venture)
Project Value: $58,946,545
Project Owner: MA Housing Finance Agency

JGCMI Claim Involvement:

  • Dispute resolution through negotiated settlements of five Subcontractor surety payment bond claims totaling $986K
    • Analyze the dispute by separating it into – issue by issue, fact by fact, and event by event in order to assess the responsibility, causation and damage components of the dispute
    • Assist in the preparation of affidavits, initial disclosures, motions for summary judgment and interrogatories
    • Complete account reconciliation, prepare settlement options and participate in settlement discussions
  • Prepared for and participated in three dispute resolution mediations associated with three Subcontractor surety payment bond claims totaling $1.9 million that settled for $680K
    • Collaborate with legal counsel on developing mediation strategy, assist in the decision making process, and help determine the best plan for mediating the dispute
    • Gather and help reproduce all of the pertinent documents and organize it into a meaningful data base of core information
    • Assist in the preparation of amended complaints and mediation statement
    • Present CPM delay analysis confirming subcontractor performance delay
    • Complete account reconciliation, prepare settlement options and participate in mediation presentation/discussions
  • Prepared for and participated in (provided testimony) the trial of a $1.5 million Subcontractor surety payment bond claim that resulted in a $553K judgment and the trial of a $5.5 million affirmative claim that resulted in a $800K judgment
    • Collaborate with legal counsel on developing trial strategy, assist in the decision making process, and help determine the best plan of action for presenting the case
    • Gather and help reproduce all of the pertinent documents and organize it into a meaningful data base of core information
    • Assist CPM scheduler on presenting delay analysis confirming subcontractor and owner performance delays
    • Assist with establishing what discovery should be done and evaluating information and documents received through discovery
    • Assist with preparing and answering interrogatories and the preparation of complaint for declaratory relief and monetary judgment
    • Assist with preparing information, analysis and findings for pre-trial, trial, and post-trial memorandums, briefs and motions
    • Participate in the preparation of questions for direct testimony and cross examination
    • Prepare demonstrative exhibits with graphics
    • Assist in preparing trial exhibits
    • Provide testimony
    • Assist in preparing other fact witnesses for testimony

Architect:
Chia-Ming Sze Arch., Inc.
Boston, MA  02110

Structural Engineer:
Lim Consultants, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

MEP Engineer:
Shekar & Associates
East Weymouth, MA