After a weeklong binding arbitration hearing, member Bennett Hansen received a defense verdict in favor of his contractor client in a matter involving alleged defects with a large commercial trucking asphalt parking and loading lot at an industrial facility.

This is the first defense verdict of 2013. Lawyers at Preg O’Donnell & Gillett tried a total of 21 cases to verdict in the last three and a half years in five different venues with damages claimed as much as $25 million dollars.