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.

Another Great Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar Weekend

As some of you readers know, I spoke at the 35th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar (schedule is linked here) this past weekend.  Aside from the great and flattering opportunity to join my friend Hanna Blake at the front of the room to speak on the topic of payment bond claims (yes the picture…

Check Out the 35th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar

Beginning this Friday, I will be joining some great folks on the faculty of the 35th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar.    This year I am very honored to be joining Hanna Blake to discuss the topic of “How to Prosecute and Defend Payment Bond Claims.”  Aside from our presentation, the topics range from…

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…

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