King County hired our client, an international technology company, to construct a system for use on public transportation. After one of our client’s subcontractors supplied faulty devices that led to the costly replacement of various units, we filed suit in federal court for breach of contract, breach of contractual warranties, and breach of implied warranties.

The contract at issue did not contain a prevailing party clause, and our strategy from the beginning was to facilitate settlement very early in the litigation process—so as to avoid significant attorneys’ fees and costly discovery.

Less than two months after filing the complaint, the parties agreed to promptly mediate this case. Each side provided materials and written argument supporting their respective claims, and a settlement was reached after several hours of mediation. A favorable outcome, with minimal cost to the client.