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.

No Setoff Between Bonded and Non-Bonded Projects

Originally posted 2013-09-09 09:00:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAs any reader of Construction Law Musings knows, payment bond claims are a big part of my law practice.  You have also likely read through the federal cases relating to the Miller Act that you can find here.  On trend in these federal cases in the Virginia…

Deadline Nears for “Green Performance Bond” Implementation

Originally posted 2011-06-03 13:56:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this weeks Guest Post Friday at Musings, we welcome Surety, a leading online surety provider. specializes in educating current and prospective business owners about local surety requirements. To keep up with surety bond trends, follow and Surety Bonds Insider blog and @suretybond on Twitter….

When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?

I 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 litigation despite various ADR provisions in the contract…

Payment Bond Claim Notice Requires More than Mailing

It’s been a while since I posted something new relating to Virginia’s “Little Miller Act” and its various notice requirements for a subcontractor to make a payment bond claim. I have posted on the basics of a Virginia payment bond claim previously here at Musings.  One of these basics is the 90 day notice requirement…