Civil Works Contractor Wins $1.5 Million Recovery from Bonding Company

August 29, 2016
Scotti Law Group recently recovered $1.5 Million for McK Construction, LLC (“McK”), a civil works construction company. McK had performed construction work on a 70-mile long, 30-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that traversed three counties in eastern Ohio. The prime contractor was unable to pay its creditors, including McK. Scotti Law Group promptly prepared and filed a detailed payment bond claim on behalf of McK against the prime contractor’s bonding company.

The bonding company began to review the bond claim and asserted that it had 60 days to respond to McK. With the time limits for mechanics’ liens due to expire within a few weeks, Scotti Law Group filed mechanics’ liens against the pipeline easements and the underlying fee simple property interests at seven locations along the pipeline where McK had performed. All property owners, the pipeline owner, the prime contractor and the bonding company were notified of the mechanics’ lien filings.

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