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Miller Act Claims Litigation - Webinar

  • ID: 4760431
  • Webinar
  • May 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Learn what the Miller Act is and how it impacts your payment rights on federal construction projects.

Contractors working on federal projects cannot lien a federal project for nonpayment. The Miller Act provides the exclusive remedy for a subcontractor or material supplier on a federal construction project. A Miller Act bond is a powerful tool for subcontractors and suppliers. This course will explain how to secure Miller Act claims and common issues that arise litigating Miller Act claims.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to explain strategies for dispute resolution.
  • You will be able to identify the notice requirements and other litigation deadlines.
  • You will be able to recognize what projects are covered by the Miller Act.
  • You will be able to identify who are potential claimants under the Miller Act.
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Who Does the Miller Act Cover?
  • Identifying Claimants
  • Professional Services
  • Providing Labor or Materials
Does the Miller Act Apply to the Contract
  • Is It a Contract for Construction, Alteration or Repair
  • Is It a Public Work
  • Is Federal Funding Enough
Notice and Statute of Limitations
  • When Does a Miller Act Claim Arise?
  • Who Must Give Notice?
  • Timing of Lawsuit
Surety Defenses
  • Releases
  • Pay-If-Paid
  • Penal Sum
Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • The Contract Dispute Act
  • Indemnity and Tenders of Defense
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Lisa Colon - Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
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This webinar is designed for presidents, vice presidents, engineers, architects, project managers, contractors, subcontractors, developers, contract administrators, construction professionals, government officials and attorneys.
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