Miller Act Claims webinar
The steps that must be followed to file a valid claim
By Tim O’Toole
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present Miller Act Claims on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 10:00 AM CDT.
To the contractor, the most important aspect of any construction project is ensuring they are paid. On private projects, state statutes provide contractors the right to file a mechanics’ and materialmen’s lien against the property, serving as security for any amounts the contractor is owed. On government projects, however, contractors rarely have a right to file a lien against the project.
Nevertheless, the Miller Act requires general contractors to post a payment bond on projects owned or financed by the United States. Certain subcontractors and material suppliers may file a claim against the payment bond to receive payment for any amounts that are not paid by the general contractor. This webinar will identify which parties may file a claim and outline the steps that must be followed in order to preserve and file a valid claim against a Miller Act payment bond.
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Michael D. Oesterle is the head of King & Ballow’s Construction Law Section and is a partner in the Labor Law Section. He represents clients in construction, steel processing, trucking, broadcasting, newspaper and printing. His practice focuses on all areas of labor and employment law, including labor organizing, labor negotiations, occupational safety and health consultation and associated litigation. His construction practice focuses on contract negotiations, government contracting, construction contract review, contract disputes and associated litigation. He has conducted seminars and in-house training for clients throughout the country.
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This webinar is free to all attendees. Register for Miller Act Claims at www.masoncontractors.org/live.
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About the Author
Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing for the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA). He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.