R.J. Cronkhite obtains $160,924.84 arbitration award in construction dispute.

Issue: Mold Abatement | Reconstruction | Water Remediation

Court: Private Arbitration (Wayne County)

Industry: Construction

Judge: Private Arbitrator

Case Description

I represented a business specializing in restoration work arising from catastrophic losses.  The company had provided extensive water mitigation, mold remediation, and reconstruction work to a beautiful home that suffered severe water damage.  The homeowner refused to pay for the services after his insurance company disputed whether the work arose from the water damage.


To win, I had to painstakingly demonstrate that the company’s work was necessary and appropriate given the nature, cause, and extent of the water damage.


After a two-day arbitration, the arbitrator awarded the client 160,924.84, including not only work performed but also attorney’s fees and arbitration costs.  The company happily received full payment shortly after the arbitrator entered the award.