Surety Bond Lesson: Properly Identify the Parties

Surety bonds offer security to owners, contractors, subcontractors, and others for performance of work and payment therefor.  Both payment and performance bonds provide a sense of comfort to parties that rely on bonded parties.  But before relying on surety bonds, …

Effect of Municipalities’ Ultra Vires Contracts

In several prior blog posts, we discussed the effectiveness of implied-contract claims against public owners, such as counties, school boards, and municipalities.  For instance, prior posts have addressed:

The Creative-But-High Standard of “Alternative” Claims in Construction Disputes

Sometimes construction claimants and their attorneys need to think outside the box in their efforts to recover payment for work.  There are many situations in which claimants adequately prove they are entitled to recover, but for one reason or another …