Redondo Constr. Corp. v. P.R. Highway and Transp., No. 12-1326 (1st Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Chapter 11 debtor Redondo Construction Corporation brought an adversary proceeding against the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority (Authority) in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico, claiming amounts due for work performed on five construction projects. Following a lengthy trial, the bankruptcy court awarded Redondo a total of nearly $10,250,000 in damages, plus interest at six percent per annum from the "payment due" date for each project. The district court affirmed the judgment in all respects. The Authority appealed the award of interest. The First Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the district court's judgment primarily with regard to the interest and (1) remanded for assessment of postjudgment interest for the period between the entry of judgment and the date of deposit; (2) vacated the award of prejudgment interest and remanded for a determination of whether an award of prejudgment interest was appropriate; and (3) remanded for modification of the judgment awarding Redondo an excess amount for one claim.