Gray Stiff and Weathers Bolt received a favorable verdict for their surety client after an 8-day jury trial in the Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama. The dispute arose out of the construction of a $6.7 million, 1.5-mile force main discharge pipeline from a wastewater treatment facility. The owner, a public utility, terminated the bond principal-contractor, arguing that the pipeline had not been constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications. The principal sued the owner and the owner counter-sued for $4.6 million in repair costs. The surety was joined to the litigation based on its performance bond. The surety and its principal were successful in proving that the principal was wrongfully terminated, and the principal was entitled to $1 million in damages due to the wrongful termination, resulting in a complete defense verdict for the surety.