In 2015, Hall County (Georgia) brought legal action against Selective Insurance Company of America, Inc., the surety company for contractor Ruby Forrest. Hall County had… Read More »Georgia appellate court supports county claim against surety company’s failure to pay
In a recent Georgia Court of Appeals case, the Court was tasked with determining whether the City of Atlanta’s compliance with the Georgia Payment Bond… Read More »Subcontractor’s Claim against City Barred by City’s Compliance with Georgia Payment Bond Statute
Unpaid Subcontractors Are Not Required to Give Ante Litem Notice Prior to Filing Actions Seeking Damages from Local Governments for Failure to Obtain Payment Bonds
This post was written by Chadd Reynolds and Mark Hanrahan. In City of College Park v. Sekisui SPR Americas, LLC., 331 Ga.App. 404 (2015), the… Read More »Unpaid Subcontractors Are Not Required to Give Ante Litem Notice Prior to Filing Actions Seeking Damages from Local Governments for Failure to Obtain Payment Bonds
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, parties should make sure the terms of the bond match reality.
A recent Georgia case illustrates the importance of checking the terms of surety bonds to ensure they identify and correctly name the parties, especially the bonded principal.Read More »Surety Bond Lesson: Properly Identify the Parties
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently held that claims against municipal governments by subcontractors are not covered by GIRMA’s risk management policy due to the exclusion for breach-of-contract claims.