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. Even in an improving construction economy, private bonding is becoming more of the norm.

This page compiles the various Construction Law Musings relating to construction bond claims and other construction surety and bonding issues. For more, read the posts below or click here if you are on a mobile device for more.

When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?

Originally posted 2015-08-10 10:16:47. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI have discussed my views on mandatory mediation in construction contracts at other places here at Musings and also discussed how the contract is king here in Virginia. A recent Charlottesville, Virginia Circuit Court case combined these two concepts to allow a subcontractor to proceed straight to…

Subcontractors Must be Careful Providing Bonds when General Contractor Does Not

After I wrote the title to this post, I thought, “Well, that says it all, doesn’t it?” I also considered the fact that for those that read this construction law blog on a regular basis, I am likely stating the obvious. I then thought about the fact that there can be confusion regarding the purpose…

Private Project Payment Bonds and Pay if Paid in Virginia

One of the many items of construction law that has always been about as clear as mud has been the interaction between a contractual pay if paid clause and payment bond claims either under the Federal Miller Act or Virginia’s “Little Miller Act.” While properly drafted contractual “pay if paid” clauses are enforceable by their…

Contractors in Virginia Need To Be Ready for July 1, 2011

Originally posted 2011-05-02 09:00:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The Virginia General Assembly has passed a couple of bills, effective July 1, 2011, that will affect contractors’ and other construction professionals’ rights to payment and where they can and should bring their construction related claims. The first set of changes are to Virginia’s “Little Miller…