Surety dispute for a large federal government contractor

Represented a large federal government contractor in a dispute against the surety of a defaulted grading subcontractor. The grading subcontractor had already been paid nearly 90 percent of the contract amount when the contractor had to terminate the grading subcontractor. The work was so defective that the contractor incurred costs exceeding the original contract in completing the work. After a two year arbitration, achieved an award against the surety for almost the entire penal sum of the bond (nearly $700,000).