Arbitration Panel Awards Power Plant Owner Over $300 Million In International Construction Dispute

Case Study: International

Summary: Project owner Jaguar Energy Guatemala LLC and AEI Guatemala Jaguar Ltd. (“Jaguar”) hired China Machine New Energy Corporation (“CMNC”) as general contractor for the construction of a solid fuel-fired power plant near Port Quetzal, Guatemala.  After months of project delays, Jaguar terminated the general contractor for default.  Jaguar retained several subcontractors to complete the…

Black & Veatch Awarded Over $20 Million In Damages After Typhoon Delayed Building Project

Case Study: Construction

Summary: In 2001, steam generator equipment traveling from Japan to the United States, intended for the construction of a power plant near Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was badly damaged by a typhoon in the Pacific Ocean. Black & Veatch, the project’s engineering, procurement, and construction (“EPC”) contractor, was forced to invest an additional $38 million to…

Kenrich Personnel Assisted University Of North Carolina Hospitals In A Dispute Over Increased Costs And Schedule Delays.

Case Study: Construction

Summary: From 2001-2003, University of North Carolina Hospitals (UNC Hospitals) underwent major new construction and renovations with the construction of the Women’s and Children’s Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC. The two hospitals were finally finished months after scheduled completion. Contractors and UNC Hospitals each claimed excess costs caused by other parties on the project. The…

Kenrich Assisted Contractor In Recovering Approximately 95% Of Damages Sought In Jury Trial

Case Study: Construction

Summary: Modern Continental, a leading contractor in the construction industry, entered into a contract valued at $45 million to perform civil construction for Alstom Power on a power plant in Bakersfield, California. During construction, Alstom Power approved $25 million in changes to Modern Continental’s original scope of work. They did not, however, approve an additional…

Kenrich Retained To Provide Testimony On A Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Engagement By A Multi-Billion Dollar Automotive Company

Case Study: Valuations

Kenrich personnel were retained by counsel for a multi-billion dollar automotive company to provide testimony related to a breach of fiduciary duty matter. In this instance, the plaintiff was alleging that the minority shareholder was not properly compensated for their equity portion of the company at the time of a transaction. Our work included: Analyzing…

Kenrich Assisted Utility In Recovering Legal Expenses Through Rate Base

Case Study: Utilities

Summary: Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCO) was seeking to recover litigation expenses incurred for the spent fuel storage claim against the Department of Energy (DOE) through its rate base. The matter was before of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) for testimony and decision. Kenrich Group was retained by counsel for WEPCO to file…

Kenrich Key To Nuclear Power Companies’ Efforts To Recover $1.8 Billion From U.S. Government In Pivotal Spent Nuclear Fuel Verdicts And Settlements

Case Study: Utilities

Summary After almost two decades in litigation with the government, nuclear power companies have been awarded significant damages for mounting costs to store used nuclear fuel at their reactor sites. Since 2007, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims has awarded numerous utilities more than $1.2 billion from the Department of Energy (DOE). A number of…

Leading Biopharmaceutical Company Awarded $150 Million In Damages

Case Study: Intellectual Property

Summary In 1985, Amgen, Inc. (Amgen) entered into a licensing agreement with Johnson & Johnson, allowing Johnson & Johnson, through its subsidiary, Ortho Biotech (Ortho), to promote and sell its own version of Amgen’s red-blood-cell-production drug, epoetin alfa (EPO), to non-dialysis patients. Amgen retained the exclusive rights to market and sell EPO to the U.S….

McDonnell Douglas Recovered More Than $200 Million From Federal Government Over U.S. Navy Contract Dispute

Case Study: Government Contracts

Summary McDonnell Douglas Corporation (McDonnell Douglas) was contracted by the U.S. Navy to engineer and develop a carrier-based trainer aircraft. As the project evolved, the Navy ordered several changes to the contracted design, resulting in excess costs. McDonnell Douglas sought to recover these costs and filed a claim with the Navy which was rejected. Consequently,…

Chevron awarded more than $18 million in a contract dispute with the Department of Energy

Case Study: Government Contracts

Summary Beginning in 1944, Chevron, U.S.A., Inc., (“Chevron”) and the US Government jointly operated portions of the Elk Hills Oil Field. Eventually, responsibility for the Government’s management of the field was transferred to the Department of Energy (“DOE”). In 1996, the DOE was required by Congress to sell its ownership interest in the oil field….