I am the Gatekeeper

Utah Strictly Enforces Preliminary Notice Requirement on Bond Claims A federal district court recently submitted an interesting ruling regarding Utah’s private bond statute. Utah Code Annotated section 14-2- 1(2) requires the posting of a bond on any private commercial construction project exceeding $50,000. The payment bond is for the protection of all persons supplying labor, … Continue reading “I am the Gatekeeper”

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An Emerging Strategy of Claimants – Nevada’s Unfair Claims Practices Act

Gaining momentum – and being explored by at least one local municipality – are actions and claims against sureties for violation of Nevada’s Unfair Claims Practices Act (“Act”). See NRS 686A.310. Claimants seek not only compensatory damages, but also punitive damages – to incentivize the surety to pay otherwise questionable or invalid claims. In our … Continue reading “An Emerging Strategy of Claimants – Nevada’s Unfair Claims Practices Act”

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