Cases & Deals

U.S. Steel prevails in litigation over alleged contract breaches

Client(s) United States Steel Corporation

Jones Day client United States Steel Corporation prevailed in a lawsuit brought by its long-time construction and demolition contractor, Allied Erecting and Dismantling. Allied sought $41 million in damages for alleged contract breaches related to its work at U. S. Steel plants over a ten-year period. Following a successful mid-trial Daubert challenge to Allied's damages expert, the court granted U. S. Steel's directed verdict motion on Allied's most significant claims. At the conclusion of the three-week trial, the jury awarded Allied $1.6 million, while U. S. Steel had previously won summary judgment on a $10 million counterclaim against Allied.

Allied Erecting and Dismantling Co., Inc. v. United States Steel Corporation, Case No. 4:12-cv-1390 (N.D. Ohio); No. 15-4182 (6th Cir.)