Nixon Peabody LLP recovers $2M for Avis Budget Car Rental LLC in unanimous victory



August 30, 2017

Media Relations Manager
Jaszver Bauzon
jbauzon@nixonpeabody.com
212-224-7602

New York, NY. Nixon Peabody LLP successfully recovered over $2M for Avis Budget Car Rental LLC (Avis) in a three-week jury trial in the Eastern District of New York.

In December 2011, Avis retained JD2 Environmental, Inc. (JD2), to replace an underground storage tank system beneath its facility at JFK International Airport. JD2, an engineering consultant specializing in underground storage tanks, damaged a utility on the property, requiring expensive repairs over a four-month period. In this suit, Avis was seeking to recover the repair costs from JD2 and its subcontractor.

The case, which was venued in EDNY federal court, was complex, involving numerous fact and expert witnesses and multiple parties, and spanned over three weeks. The result was a unanimous win for Avis.

Nixon Peabody’s commercial litigation trial team was led by Joseph Ortego and included Tom Mealiffe, Juan Garcia and Bryan Widro.

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