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Surety Outlook and Underwriting Changes in Work-in-Progress


American Global looks at how the construction industry should combat inflationary pressures by maintaining surety relationships and capacity.

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International Surety Bonds


It's important to obtain local knowledge about each surety market. American Global provides some advice.

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Large Projects Underwriting: The Role of the Surety Bond Broker


Nancy Schnee of American Global explains the surety process and the importance of providing sureties ample time to underwrite.

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Surety Bonds Explained


Ed Reilly provides a basic explanation of construction contract bonds, their financial requirements, and the ongoing market cycle.

Maritime Law

Obtaining Contribution for Maintenance and Cure

2022-01-13 | Michael A Orlando

Michael Orlando Jr discusses a Fifth Circuit case and its implications for maritime insureds and insurers.

Maritime Law

Streamlining Seaman Status in the Fifth Circuit

2021-06-05 | Michael A Orlando

Michael Orlando discusses a recent maritime case and its influence on the Jones Act's seaman status test.

Maritime Law

There's No Guarantee in Maritime Case

2021-02-24 | Michael A Orlando

There's No Guarantee in Maritime Case—Michael Orlando relates a case where a Sieracki seaman gets an $11.6 million award in a nonjury trial.

Maritime Law

Safe-Berth Clause in Vessel Charter Agreements

2020-07-03 | Michael A Orlando

Mike Orlando discusses Citgo Asphalt Refining Co. v. Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd., a case addressing consequences concerning a vessel oil pollution incident and safe-berth clauses in vessel charter agreements.

Maritime Law

What Constitutes a "Prevailing Party" in a Maritime Contract Dispute?

2020-03-20 | Michael A Orlando

What Constitutes a "Prevailing Party" in a Maritime Contract Dispute?—Mike Orlando discusses a case where neither party was the prevailing party.

Maritime Law

Summer in the Supreme Court: 2019 Maritime Update

2019-08-16 | Michael A Orlando

Michael Orlando discusses recent cases that provide much-needed clarity to maritime law.