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Miller Act and Attorney Fees: Recent Georgia Case Provides Insight

Attorney Fees in Lien and Bond Claim Actions

The issue of whether or not attorney fees can be recovered under the Miller Act is a topic routinely discussed by courts, and by us on the Lien blog, because the law on this issue is complex, confusing, and unclear. One of the trickier aspects of determining whether, or under what provision, attorneys fees may be recovered […]

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Miller Act Claims: 11th Circuit Dismisses Suit for Procedural Error

Miller Act Claim Information and Articles

We here at the Lien blog devote a lot of our time to writing about mechanics liens, and all the issues and laws surrounding them in each and every state.  Another major area of interest, however, is the Miller Act, a piece of federal legislation which permits unpaid subcontractors and material suppliers on federal government […]

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Miller Act Resources and Free Miller Act Forms

Miller Act Claim Information and Articles

The Lien & Credit Journal and  zlien  website is packed with information about the US Miller Act and filing a claim for payment on a federal project. In fact, one of the most popular posts here on the Construction Payment Blog is one related to the Miller Act and titled: “5 Things To Know About […]

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Attorney Fees Are Sometimes Recoverable In Miller Act Claims

Attorneys Fees in Lien & Bond Claims

In the mechanics lien world, whether you can recover attorney fees as part of your claim is dictated by state statute. The statute either says you can or can’t. Determining if attorney fees are recoverable as part of a US Miller Act Claim  is a bit more complex, but the general answer is that the fees are […]

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Chart: Who Does And Does Not Have Rights Under The Miller Act

Miller Act Chart and Infographic - Who Can File A Miller Act Claim

The Miller Act can be a little confusing as to who does and who does not have claim rights. While the statute is very broad about what type of work or materials are covered — nearly everything furnished to a federal construction project — it is strict about which tiers of project participants can be included. We […]

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What Lien Rights Do You Have On A Federal Project?

Miller Act Claim Information and Articles

When you perform work on a private commercial or residential project you likely have a mechanics lien right. When you work on a state, county or municipal project, you likely have some type of state bond or state lien right available.  But what happens when you’re on a federal project?  Meet the US Miller Act. […]

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Miller Act Applies When Doing Construction In The Nation’s Attic

Federal Property Creates Miller Act Projects

Reading the Wall Street Journal last week, I stumbled across “Shaking Up The Smithsonian,” which suggests that the world’s largest museum network is launching an “aggressive building boom.”  This got me thinking about the mechanics lien or bond claim rights on these projects, because I’m sure we’ll have clients starting to furnish labor or materials […]

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