Damages for Emotional Distress in Construction Defect Cases?

Traditionally, courts have not allowed a claimant to recover damages for emotional distress in actions regarding construction defects. However, more and more courts are beginning to consider these damages if accompanied by extrinsic circumstances. Mississippi is appropriate to examine as Harper Whitwell PLLC is proud to call Oxford home.  When a party intentionally conducts itself in … Continue reading Damages for Emotional Distress in Construction Defect Cases?

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Payment Bonds Under the Miller Act

Last week we briefly discussed the Miller Act and performance bonds.  A payment bond is different from a performance bond in that it provides a form of collateral for unpaid subcontractors and material suppliers who provide labor and/ or materials on federal construction projects.   Because these downstream subcontractors and material suppliers do not have … Continue reading Payment Bonds Under the Miller Act