HP v. Powell Electric

Hewlett Packard hired contractor Powell Electric to install electrical breakers at one of their substations.  During the installation, Powell cross wired the breakers and damaged a transformer.  Beck Redden partner Troy Ford represented Hewlett Packard in asserting a claim for breach of contract.  The jury returned a verdict in favor of Hewlett Packard finding Powell breached the contract.  The jury awarded $1,090,112 including attorney's fees.  The case was appealed and affirmed and the case subsequently settled on favorable terms.