James Defends Termite Company against Multi-Million-Dollar Claim


Paul M. James, Jr. defended a Birmingham based termite company in an arbitration arising out of assertions of extensive termite damage to Plaintiff’s multi-million-dollar home. The Plaintiff claimed improper treatment and inspections over the course of 35 years, as well as numerous violations of the rules and regulations governing the business activities of termite companies as well as the application of government approved termiticides. The Plaintiff sought a multi-million-dollar verdict based on the damages contained within the house.

The matter took a week to try.  The Arbitrator returned a small verdict in favor of the Plaintiff, the amount of which was less than 3% of the amount sought by the Plaintiff within the arbitration proceeding.   The Arbitrator issued an opinion agreeing with most every defense promulgated by the Defendants.