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Insurance agent enters guilty plea

A South Abington Twp. insurance agent pleaded guilty to collecting insurance premiums from construction companies and never buying the insurance on their behalf. Timothy A. Hewitt, 41, billed six clients more than $200,000 for performance bond insurance without buying the insurance from Liberty Mutual, Lackawanna County Assistant District Attorney...

Supreme Court of Canada Provides Guidance on Trustees’ Duty to Disclose Construction Bonds to Beneficiaries

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled in its recent decision, Valard Construction Ltd. v. Bird Construction Co. (Valard Construction), that an “obligee” or trustee under a labour and material payment bond (usually the owner or general contractor) may be required to disclose the bond’s existence to its beneficiaries...

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