Proving Contractor’s Right to Payment on Homeowner’s Insurance Claim

Belfor USA Group Inc. v. Porter

Stoughton District Court No. 2017CV75

In this District Court matter, our office represented the plaintiff contractor, which had performed emergency restoration services at the defendant’s home pursuant to an express written contract with the defendant.  The defendant’s counterclaims for consequential damages resulting from delay on the project were dismissed prior to trial.  After a two day trial on the plaintiff’s claims for breach of contract and quantum meruit, our office successfully proved that the plaintiff had performed work outside the scope of the defendant’s homeowners’ insurance policy, for which the defendant was responsible to pay.  The jury verdict awarded all damages requested by the plaintiff.  After trial, the parties reached an agreed-upon judgment that was paid promptly and included the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees, costs and interest on the principal balance.