Nevada State Contractors Board’s Presentation

Margi Grein, executive officer of the Nevada State Contractors Board gave a presentation at our office about issues involving contractors. We had a great discussion. During the presentation she reminded us how to report unlicensed contractors in Nevada through email or through their app, you can find more info at the Board’s website.  

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Industry Update: Mediation is a Condition Precedent to Filing a Lawsuit

In MB America, Inc., v. Alaska Pacific Leasing Company, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 8 (February 4, 2016), the Nevada Supreme Court dismissed MB America’s breach of contract lawsuit because MB America did not first submit the parties’ dispute to mediation as required by the contract. The Supreme Court considered that MB America must send a request to “any … Continue reading “Industry Update: Mediation is a Condition Precedent to Filing a Lawsuit”

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Industry Reminder: Unlicensed Contractors 

Margi Grein, executive officer of the Nevada State Contractors Board gave a presentation at our office about issues involving contractors. We had a great discussion.  During the presentation she reminded us how to report unlicensed contractors in Nevada through email or through their app, you can find more info at the Board’s website. 

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Charitable Event: Toys 4 Smiles

The PHCC of Nevada during its Chilli Cook Off event held a charitable derby car race. The original cars were made by Toys 4 Smiles, association trying to “bring smiles” to children with scrap hardwood made cars. Jordan Faux, esq. designed and built Faux Law’s entry. Even though our car didn’t advance to the final round, we still had fun! To find … Continue reading “Charitable Event: Toys 4 Smiles”

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Claimants Argue New Nevada Supreme Court Case Obligates Sureties to Arbitrate

By John Cory & Jordan Faux In general, most payment and performance bonds do not include an arbitration provision. Instead, a surety may be bound to arbitrate when the bond incorporates arbitration provisions in an underlying contract. While the pros and cons of arbitration are not the subject of this article, claimants will often file … Continue reading “Claimants Argue New Nevada Supreme Court Case Obligates Sureties to Arbitrate”

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Surety & Fidelity Association of Nevada’s Workshop

Jordan Faux was one of the presenters at the Contract Surety Bonding Workshop by the Surety & Fidelity Association of Nevada in conjunction with the Nevada Subcontractors Association & Associated Builders and Contractors Nevada.    

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Surety Industry Tip!

Potential Recovery Source for Sureties in Utah -The Residence Lien Restriction and Lien Recovery Fund Act.   Potential Recovery Source for Sureties in Utah – The Residence Lien Restriction and Lien Recovery Fund Act. In 1994, the Utah Legislature recognized a problem within the residential construction industry. A few contractors were taking money for construction … Continue reading “Surety Industry Tip!”

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Motor Vehicle License Bond Trends in Nevada

By Leland Faux Nevada Revised Statute 482.345 requires a car dealer to post a $100,000 bond for the benefit of consumers. Recently, we’ve noticed an uptick in volume of lawsuits on these types of bonds. This article will provide a brief synopsis of some of the trends we are seeing and how a surety can … Continue reading “Motor Vehicle License Bond Trends in Nevada”

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Volunteer Work: Feed the Hungry

Once again we went to the St. Timothy Episcopal Church to volunteer by providing a meal to those in need. We support the work they do there and we are glad to help keep it going!

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Some Relief for the “Original Contractor” and Sureties Regarding Labor Claims

Nevada law provided that every “original contractor” is liable for “indebtedness for labor incurred by any subcontractor or any contractors acting under, by or for the original contractor in performing any labor, construction of other work included in the subject of the original contract, for labor . . . .” NRS 608.150. The statute made … Continue reading “Some Relief for the “Original Contractor” and Sureties Regarding Labor Claims”

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