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.

Contractor Side Deals Can Waive Rights

Originally posted 2010-03-22 09:00:00. Here at Construction Law Musings, we are quite fond of the Federal Miller Act and it’s Virginia counterpart, the “Little” Miller Act.  Both of these statutes allow a subcontractor or supplier on a government construction project the security to perform their work with the knowledge that a bonding company will back…

An Update on Things Here at Construction Law Musings

As the kids get back to school after yet another four day weekend due to snow here in Richmond, VA, and normalcy (whatever that means) kicks back in, I now have a chance to reflect, get back on the writing track and let you, my readers, know what has been happening here at Musings and…

Always Show Up For Court, Or Else. . .

I have often discussed construction payment bond claims from the perspective of the subcontractor or supplier making the claim.  However, a recent case (that I only have the Virginia Lawyers Weekly link for) discusses the potential dire consequences of such a claim for a payment bond principal and any guarantor under that bond. In Hanover…

Oh No! The Surety Went Belly Up! Now What?

Originally posted 2012-10-22 11:03:43. Here at Construction Law Musings, I have often discussed payment bond claims under the federal Miller Act and its state specific analogs (so called “Little Miller Acts“).  Most of these discussions have assumed without actually stating that the surety carrying the payment bond would be solvent and available to pay any…

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