Contractor Files $6M Surety Bond Suit Over DC Hotel Work

By Joyce Hanson (November 1, 2017, 3:36 PM EDT) -- A Chicago-based contracting firm on Tuesday sued an insurance company and a surety bond provider for at least $6 million in D.C. federal court, alleging they failed to cover a subcontractor's shoddy work on a hotel construction project in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington.

Walsh Construction Co. II LLC claims that United States Surety Co. of Timonium, Maryland, and U.S. Specialty Insurance Co. of Houston together breached their bond agreement covering subcontractor Mid-Atlantic Air Inc.'s work on the Adams Morgan Historic Hotel construction project after Walsh told Mid-Atlantic it was in default due to its defective work and the subcontractor...

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