MARCO & SITARAS,PLLC SETTLES ARTICLE 78 CLAIM BY GENERAL CONTRACTOR AGAINST THE SCA
Marco & Sitaras, PLLC settles claim by general contractor against the New York City School Construction Authority (the “SCA”) challenging the SCA’s decision to terminate the contractor on the basis that the SCA’s decision to terminate the contractor was arbitrary, capricious, and improper under Article 78 of the CPLR. See, In Re Pioneer Gen. Constr. Co., LLC v. The New York City School Construction Authority (NY County Index No. 504951/2014).
Within days after filing the Article 78 proceeding challenging the SCA’s termination, the SCA immediately sought to settle the case, and offered to pay the contractor damages. In a victory for the contractor, Marco & Sitaras, PLLC, was able to negotiate a settlement with the SCA under which the SCA paid the contractor damages for the wrongful termination and vacated the “declaration of default” that the SCA had filed in the VENDEX database, thus allowing the contractor to continue bidding on SCA projects.
The attorneys at Marco & Sitaras PLLC regularly represent contractors in disputes on public projects. We routinely deal with agencies such as the SCA, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Department of Design and Construction (DDC), Office of General Services (OGS), Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) and various other local, State and Federal agencies in both New York and New Jersey. If you have a dispute or claim on a public works project it is critical that you retain experienced legal counsel early on. Contact Marco & Sitaras PLLC today to discuss your case.
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