Client Name: Travelers Insurance
Travelers sought expert assistance from MDC Systems® analyzing circumstances leading up to the termination of Manshul Construction by Nassau County in connection with Manshul’s work on a project at the Nassau County Community College. The County also had subsequently debarred AETNA Casualty (Manshul’s surety) from underwriting other contractors in the county and claimed completion costs from AETNA and its successor surety Travelers.
MDC Systems® prepared an expert report analyzing the circumstances surrounding the termination of Manshul and the County’s claim of $20M against Manshul and Travelers. MDC Systems®’s report identified the impacts and issues leading to the termination, determined the true status of the project (there had been numerous supplemental bulletins and other scope changes), and evaluated the adequacy of the management of the project by the County’s construction manager. The analysis concluded that Manshul had been entitled to additional time and that this time had not been incorporated into the project schedules.
MDC Systems® reviewed the contract documents, project correspondence, electronic Primavera® schedules, issue reports, and supplemental bulletins to determine entitlements to extensions of time by the general contractor and its surety. MDC Systems®’s experts prepared an expert report, provided testimony at deposition and at trial. A favorable settlement was awarded to Travelers.