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KNCH Sacramento Obtains Complete Defense Jury Verdict in Response to $2 million Claim


Following a six week jury trial, Jerry Satran and Stephanie Young of the Sacramento office successfully obtained a complete defense jury verdict.  KNCH was retained to defend a local General Contractor who builds and remodels luxury single-family custom homes in Northern California’s Bay Area.  Our client 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 our client for a substantial portion of the work performed, and responded to our client’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.