A Trap For The Unwary Subcontractor

Law360, New York (December 20, 2013, 12:33 PM EST) -- Subcontractors and suppliers take careful note. This month, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a ruling in which it admitted that a statute created "a trap for the unwary" subcontractor or supplier that files a claim under the contractor's payment bond on a public project.

In Safety Signs LLC v. Niles-Wiese Construction Inc., the court rejected a subcontractor's bond claim because the required notice of claim was delivered to the contractor at the address that the contractor listed in the subcontract rather than the contractor's address listed...
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