A Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani construction team recently obtained a complete defense verdict following a three-week jury trial for a concrete supplier based in Connecticut. Construction Partner Peter Strniste served as first chair, Counsel Regen O'Malley second chaired the trial and Counsel Rob Barrack was integrally involved. The plaintiffs, a plumbing supply company and owner of a warehouse facility, brought suit against the defendant alleging multiple counts that were ultimately winnowed down to three counts: 1) Violations of the Connecticut Products Liability Act (CPLA); 2) Breach of Implied Warranty; and 3) Violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA).
The plaintiffs alleged that cracking and delamination of a 66,000 square foot concrete slab on grade was caused because the defendant provided concrete with air entrainment and that the firm's client knew or should have known that air entrained concrete should not be installed within a heated warehouse facility.
Following the three-week jury trial, which concluded on March 25, 2022, we received a complete defense verdict in the case.
Christine Moody provided paralegal support, and Karren Cooper, Tina Bernier, Miles England, and Rohan Bhatt provided administrative support.