Monthly Archives: August 2013

Second Tier Subcontractor Recovers On Payment Bond That Waived Safe Harbor Provision

August 21st, 2013 (No Comments)

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently held in a published opinion that the “safe harbor” provision in the Pa. Procurement Code, which shields sureties from second-tier payment claims where the general contractor has made full payment to its subcontractor, can be waived by contrary language in a payment bond.  This is welcome news for second-tier subcontractors on […]

Federal Indictment Charges Massive DBE Fraud In North Carolina

August 1st, 2013 (No Comments)

Well, the proverbial shoe has dropped, and once again the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is in the news, with still another warning for contractors who have to comply with the DBE rules applicable to federally funded contracts. This time, the locus is North Carolina.  The crime is conspiracy, money laundering, mail […]