Tom Cook, a principal at Core Consulting Group Inc.., was retained by Jerry Satran and Stephanie Young of Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Halluck, as the expert witness for a general contractor who builds and remodels luxury custom homes in Northern California’s Bay Area. The general contractor performed work across a multi acre estate in the wine country of California including a build out of an intricately paneled library described as “A Work of Art.”
The homeowners refused to pay the general contractor for a substantial portion of the work performed, and responded to the general contractor’s demand for payment with causes of action for Breach of Contract, Negligence, Trespass, Fraud and Licensing Claims. The total claimed damages exceeded $2 million.
After deliberating for only one day following the lengthy trial, the jury returned a defense verdict finding unanimously in favor of the General Contractor and denying the homeowners any recovery. Huge props to the team of Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Halluck and Core Consulting Group Inc..