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Federal Court in Mississippi Holds That Although Projects Were Constructed With Federal Funds, They Were Not “A Public Work of the Federal Government” and Therefore the Court Had No Jurisdiction Over a Subcontractor’s Claim Under the Miller Act, Where the United States Was Not a Contracting Party and the Projects Were Not Constructed on Federal Property

United States ex rel. Metro Mech., Inc. v. Triangle Constr. Co.,  2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1487 (S.D. Miss. Jan. 4, 2018) Triangle Construction Company, Inc. (“Triangle”) contracted with Mississippi Portfolio Partners III, LP (“Mississippi Partners”) to serve as the prime … Continue reading

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Federal Court in Oklahoma Rules that Bond Issued on a Sovereign Tribal Construction Project is Not a Miller Act Bond Even Though it Stated it was Issued Pursuant to the Act and Named The United States As Obligee

United States ex rel. J.A. Manning Constr. Co. v. Bronze Oak, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6054 (N.D. Okla. Jan. 17, 2017)  In May 2014 the Cherokee Nation issued a bid notice for bridge and roadway construction in Mayes County, Oklahoma … Continue reading

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U.S. District Court in Maryland Holds Work Performed After Termination Does Not Delay Commencement of One-Year Miller Act Statute of Limitations

United States ex rel. Tymatt Indus. v. Allen & Shariff Constr. Servs. 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114015 (D. Md. Aug. 13, 2013) This action arose out of a subcontractor’s Miller Act claim for unpaid contract balances on a federal construction … Continue reading

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U.S. District Court in Maryland Holds One-Year Statute of Limitations Under Miller Act Did Not Commence Until After Required Testing Performed by Subcontractor

United States of America ex rel D&M General Contracting, Inc v. Arch Ins. Co. 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111260 (D. Md. Aug. 5, 2013) This action arose out of subcontractor’s claim for increased costs allegedly incurred as a result of … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Holds that a Payment Bond Surety that Discharges a Contractor’s Obligation to Pay a Subcontractor is Equitably Subrogated to the Rights of Both the Contractor and Subcontractor and May Bring Suit Directly Against the United States

National American Insurance Company v. United States No. 2007-5016, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 20058 (Fed. Cir. August 23, 2007) The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the lower court’s grant of a motion for summary judgment. The … Continue reading

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