Harrison Law Group and Schwandner Law Firm (Cincinnati, Ohio), on behalf of their client, Blackwood of DC, LLC, successfully litigated claims against Ellisdale Construction for breach of contract and violation of the Prompt Payment Act related to the Beacon Center project in Washington, D.C.
Blackwood, a concrete subcontractor, performed work on the Project, including construction of concrete foundations, footings, walls, columns and slabs, pursuant to the terms of a written subcontract. Ellisdale, the general contractor, refused to pay Blackwood for its contract price, change orders and claims, wrongfully alleging delay by Blackwood. Blackwood filed three mechanic’s liens, claims on Ellisdale’s payment bonds and a complaint with the Superior Court to protect its rights and recover its damages. Ellisdale filed a counterclaim and after 13 days of trial in 2022, on April 14, 2023, the Court denied Ellisdale’s claims and found in favor of Blackwood. Thereafter, on September 20, 2023, the Court entered a final judgment awarding Blackwood over $4,000,000.00 for its damages for breach of contract, interest and costs and attorneys’ fees pursuant to the Prompt Payment Act.