Payment Bond Claims

Miller Act Bond Claims in VirginiaThe Federal Miller Act and the Virginia “Little Miller Act” are great tools that Virginia construction professionals can use on Federal and State construction projects.  Particularly in today’s construction marketplace, construction subcontractors and suppliers are bidding on more government work to which these statutes apply.  This page compiles the various Construction Law Musings relating to construction bond claims and other construction surety and bonding issues.

Is Arbitration Okay Under the Miller Act? It Is if You Don’t Object

I have discussed both payment bond claims under the Miller Act and alternate dispute resolution (ADR) here at Construction Law Musings on many an occasion.  A question that is sometimes open is what to do when there is contractually mandated arbitration for claims “relating to the contract or the work.” While here in Virginia, as…

Miller Act Bond Claims Subject to “Pay If Paid”. . . Sometimes

Originally posted 2010-04-05 09:00:25. The Federal Miller Act is a great tool that subcontractors and suppliers on Federal projects can use for collection of wrongfully withheld amounts due.  However, as a recent federal case from the Eastern District of Virginia points out, the construction contract’s terms affect when a subcontractor or supplier can use this…

The Nuts and Bolts of a Payment Bond Claim in VA

After a week off from posting, much of it dealing with payment bond claims, I am back with a basic, but necessary refresher on these claims.  A payment bond on a construction project (whether private or public) gives an unpaid subcontractor or supplier another collection option outside of a breach of contract action, or in…

Construction Claims- Who Do You Sue?

So, here you are, a general contractor, subcontractor or supplier and you haven’t been paid.  You know you should be paid and are at the end of your rope after what seem like hundreds of demands by phone and e-mail.  You’re ready to file a claim and try and get paid.  Simple enough, right?  Not…

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