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Suretyship

Our lawyers are some of the most experienced surety attorneys in the nation. With a total of more than 80 years of combined suretyship representation, they offer a full range of services to the industry. The Firm represents most of the premier sureties in the country and has engaged in international representation when requested. The services provided range from simple advice on payment and performance bond claims to complex financing, takeover and tender problems on large projects. We regularly assist our surety clients with pursuit of their indemnity rights and pride ourselves on useful, efficient and practical advice in these situations.

Frequently, our representation of sureties requires litigation of technical construction issues.  Our attorneys have developed considerable expertise with such matters that allows us to effectively advocate and resolve disputes.

 

 

 

 

 

Recent News

The Middle District of Florida addresses the definition of “property damage” under a commercial general liability policy.

In Amerisure v. Auchter/Arch, Case No. 3:16-cv-407-J-39JRK (M.D. Fla. Mar. 27, 2018), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida arguably expanded the definition of “property damage” under a commercial general liability (“CGL”) policy, following a seeming trend in federal court decisions in Florida.

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October 21, 2013
Recent Florida Trial Court Decisions Confirm the Narrow Liability of Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond Sureties
Florida trial courts affirm the statutory intent of motor vehicle dealer bonds, which is to provide a modest sum for consumers to recover when dealerships go out of business and default in their obligations. 

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October 21, 2013
Chapter 558’s Notice of Claim Procedure – It May Trigger a Duty to Defend Under Your CGL Policy
The Florida Supreme Court recently answered a question that will impact for some time construction defect claims and those insurers called upon to defend them.  In the case styled Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company, 42 Fla. L. Weekly S960b, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the pre-suit notice and repair process set forth in Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, is a “suit” within the meaning of a commercial general liability policy.

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October 21, 2013