Category Archives: Bond Claims

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…

The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 3- The Last Straw

Originally posted 2015-01-26 09:00:48. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOver the past two weeks here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the first two stages of a typical construction dispute (if such a thing exists): the claim, and how to bring heat short of litigation/arbitration. As promised, this week I’ll be discussing the next step or…

Reminder: Always Order a Title Search for Your Mechanic’s Lien

Mechanic’s liens are close to my heart as a construction attorney. These powerful tools for collection have been (and likely will be) discussed often here at Construction Law Musings. In fact, they rated their own page here at this little construction blog. While the form for a mechanic’s lien that is found in the Virginia…

Reminder: Don’t Let Holiday Cheer Blow Your Deadlines

Originally posted 2012-12-03 09:00:01. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAs we enter the month of December, thoughts of the holidays start to enter our heads. Holiday music, shopping, smiles and a warm fire tend to take one’s thoughts away from business and toward family. What could go wrong during this chilly, somewhat hectic, but joyful time…