Steve Grebing and Amy Simonson recently obtained a favorable verdict from a jury on behalf of a public municipality as against a national plumbing supplier and product manufacturer relating to defects associated with the supply and installation of an automated meter reading system (AMR). The municipality procured the AMR system from the national supplier following sales presentations and representations concerning the viability of the system, and also contracted for its installation. Due to issues with its own performance and defects associated with the product, the supplier/installer was unable to render the AMR system operational to the standards set forth in the contract. Before the installation was complete, the supplier/installer left the project and refused to honor the warranty associated with the AMR system. The municipality initiated litigation against the supplier/installer and manufacturer seeking to recover the monies it had spent on the project. After a three-week trial, Grebing, Simonson and Servais obtained a jury verdict of $2.9 million in favor of the municipality against the supplier/installer and manufacturer, with the claim for the recovery of attorneys’ fees, costs and interest remaining to be heard.