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  • SUBCONTRACTOR’S MILLER ACT PAYMENT BOND CLAIM

    … Since I wrote my ebook on the application of federal Miller Act payment bonds, I have not discussed a case applying the Miller Act. Until now! Below is a case that reinforces two important points applicable to Miller Act payment bond claims. First, the case reinforces what a claimant needs to prove to establish a Miller Act payment bond…

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  • Why People Turn to Social Media During Natural Disasters

    … on the availability of water and other necessities on their shelves; Texans were turning to Facebook to reassure each other to stay strong and, most of all, to stay safe. Throughout the storm, as things became more and more dire, people were losing power all across Southeast Texas. Instead of panicking and staying in the dark, many turned to social media to stay…

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  • SURETIES DO NOT ISSUE BONDS RISK-FREE TO THE BOND-PRINCIPAL

    …, the subcontractor (and its indemnitors) would need to post collateral per the terms of the General Agreement of Indemnity. In Florida, a construction performance bond surety like Plaintiff is “entitled to reimbursement pursuant to an indemnity contract for any payments made by it in a good faith belief that it was required to pay, regardless of whether…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 13 readers -
  • ILLUSORY INSURANCE COVERAGE: REAL OR UNREAL?

    … in one section but then excludes the same coverage in another section, the coverage would be deemed illusory. Id. quoting Tire Kingdom, Inc. v. First S. Ins. Co., 573 So.2d 885, 887 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990). An illusory policy was found in the following examples: (a) a policy covered certain intentional torts but then excluded intended acts; (b) a policy…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 12 readers -
  • Google AdWords Basics

    … For law firms looking to increase new leads as quickly as possible, digital advertising campaigns using tools like Google AdWords are a popular choice. Campaigns can be set up very quickly and can target users based on specific search queries. Many law firms are eager to dive into a Google AdWords campaign, but there are a few basics…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 10 readers -
  • GOOD OLE DUTY TO DEFEND

    … and indemnify it for the third-party claims being asserted against it. Both the landscaper and its insurer filed motions for summary judgment and the trial court declared that insurer had a duty to defend its insured, but that it was not making a determination as to the insurer’s duty to indemnify. From the insured-landscaper’s standpoint, this likely…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 12 readers -
  • Link Building For Lawyers

    … power to maximize your social signals, starting with including social sharing buttons on your website. (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter) For more in depth reading on how to build links, Point Blank SEO has compiled a comprehensive list of link building tactics that is worth a read. Need Help? Our legal marketing team at Stacey E. Burke…

    Stacey Burke/ Stacey E Burke Blog- 11 readers -
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