Message from the Chair

Chad Schexnayder

Welcome to the FSLC website! Whether you are already a member of our committee or are considering joining, we hope you find useful information here. On behalf of the committee, I encourage you to join us if you have not already. The FSLC is rightly proud of the community of professionals that are its membership.

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The Fidelity and Surety Law 2021 Virtual Midwinter Conference: Construction Lawyer as Disaster Artist

February 3 - 4, 2021

12:00 PM EST - The panels of highly-qualified speakers in this program address varied project scenarios, such as bid errors, price escalation, scheduling impacts, false claims exposure, bankruptcy or bad project documentation, that can be the source of a construction project disaster, and share their research, insights and recommendations for our benefit.

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FSLC VLOG Series 20

The Case of the Manuscript Bond

Melissa Lee of Manier & Herod discusses the outcome of a recent arbitration and how an obligee’s deprivation of a surety’s performance rights can discharge the surety’s obligations under the performance bond. Tune in for the Case of the Manuscript Bond.

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Hanover Insurance Co. V. Dunbar Mechanical Contractors, LLC

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Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled on a matter involving a subcontractor’s performance bond. As discussed below, the holding of the case is that the federal requirement for work subcontracted to service disabled veterans can only be determined upon completion of performance.

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