The firm saved its client, a major national surety, significant defense costs by winning a motion for summary judgment holding  that all claims against the surety were time-barred.  In this matter, the surety issued payment and performance bonds in the amount of $32,560,542.00, in connection with the construction of eight student dormitories at Southeastern Louisiana University.  Complex multi-party litigation and arbitration proceedings erupted after University Facilities, Inc., the developer of the project, alleged that the dormitories were not constructed in conformance with the plans and specifications.  At the onset of the litigation and arbitration proceedings, the firm successfully obtained a summary judgment in favor of the surety holding that all claims brought against the bonds were time-barred, saving the client what would have been significant defense costs to litigate the claims as well as all liability under the bonds.