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An Owner is Ensnared By a Subguard Program

In a recent appellate decision in New York, a developer sued its construction manager for fraudulent misrepresentation that the construction manager had obtained full Subguard™ coverage [subcontractor default insurance or “SDI”] to protect developer against default by the largest subcontractor – concrete superstructure – on a Manhattan hi-rise project. The developer alleged it relied on defendant’s representation and suffered damages when the subcontractor defaulted and there was no SDI for the default.

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The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Approves Liquidation of First Sealord Surety Insurance, and Bonds Issued By This Surety Will Terminate Within 30 Days

On February 8, 2012, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (the “Department”) announced that the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court approved its petition to liquidate First Sealord Surety Insurance.

According to the Department’s Commissioner, Michael Consedine, the Department petitioned the Commonwealth Court for a liquidation order because “First Sealord Surety is no longer able to meet its policyholder obligations or pay its debts as they come due.”

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