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The Miller Act

The Miller Act (40 United States Code §§ 3131 et seq.) requires contractors performing federal government construction contracts to post a payment bond to ensure that persons providing work or materials for the project are paid. A claimant is not permitted to file a mechanics' lien against the real property of the federal government. Rather, a claimant may assert a claim under the Miller Act against the payment bond:...

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