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No Setoff Between Bonded and Non-Bonded Projects

As 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 district courts is that determining set off rights...

North Carolina “Little Miller” Payment Bonds: The Short Summary©

By Neil Lowenstein , Attorney, Vandeventer Black LLP [1] Like many states, North Carolina has “Little Miller” code provisions intended for the protection of those that furnish labor or materials for North Carolina public projects since those persons cannot claim claims of lien against...

Construction Law 2014: A Year in Review – RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER

Due to the weather for Thursday, March 5, 2015, Babst Calland’s Construction Law 2014: The Year in Review seminar has been rescheduled and will now be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and we hope that you will be able to join us on this new...

Construction Bonds - A Relatively Small Exception to Fraud and Contract Don’t Mix

Remember all of my posts about how fraud and contract claims don’t usually play well in litigation? Well, as always with the law, there are exceptions. For instance, a well plead Virginia Consumer Protection Act claim will survive a dismissal challenge . A recent opinion, [ enhanced version...