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Fifth Circuit Upholds Payment Bond Rights

Payment bond rights under your state’s Little Miller Act statute are not easily avoided. Little Miller Act statutes allow subcontractors and lower-tiered parties to make claims against the payment bond that every general contractor must post for public projects. This process guarantees a certain level of protection for subs while…

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Miller Act Rights Not Easily Waived

The U.S. Miller Act  gives subcontractors, suppliers, and laborers a bond claim on federal projects. The Act requires that a payment bond be posted by the prime contractor for every federal project. Think of the bond as a pile of money. When a contractor or subcontractor goes unpaid, they have…

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How to Clean Up Your Books by the End of the Year

The end of the year is upon us! December really came out of nowhere, like an unexpected snowball. With the holidays around the corner, now is the time to get organized! Read on for tips on how to reduce unpaid and outstanding invoices (and get paid) before the end of the year.

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What Are Performance and Payment Bonds?

We talk a lot about mechanics liens and their benefits, but what happens if you are working on a public project and are unable to file a mechanics lien against the property?

That is where bond claims come in. Many people become confused about whether to file a mechanics lien or bond…

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Postage Increase – Don’t Let It Affect Your Claim

Service of your Mechanics Lien or Bond Claim is critically important, and since most state statutes rely on using USPS delivery, it is always important to have correct postage when mailing out your document. No one wants to receive their undelivered claim back in the mail several days after it…

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Arizona Public Preliminary Notice Delivery Method Clarified

In Arizona, every party without a direct contract with the general contractor is required to give a preliminary notice within 20 days of the party’s first furnishing of labor and/or materials in order to preserve the right to make any necessary future bond claim. While the failure to provide the notice within the…

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