Surety And Insurance Defense

Surety Defense

Blewett Mushlitz Hally regularly defends surety clients in the customary evaluation and defense of payment and performance bond claims. Our attorneys are more frequently relied on to handle the "high-stakes" matter and the difficult question, and to serve effectively in complex construction disputes.

Examples of our work follow:

  • In the J-Ditch Phase 2 Wastewater Effluent Storage Pond case, we successfully prosecuted one of the largest salvage cases in Idaho history, obtaining a $4,950,000 jury verdict before the Idaho Federal District Court, and successfully defending the judgment before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • In a case involving the catastrophic collapse of a principal, we personally administering the fallout from the business collapse of a bonded Idaho prime contractor. The work involved hands-on administration of claims and re-procurement for 17 different bonded projects across the state of Idaho. All contract proceeds were successfully diverted, all projects were successfully completed, all performance claims were successfully resolved and all payment bond claims were favorably settled.

Insurance Defense

Blewett Mushlitz Hally has established close ties with several carries who appreciate our hard work, and we regularly defend insureds throughout Idaho. Our attorneys are prepared to defend against a broad range of claims, including those arising from truck accidents, workplace accidents and allegations of professional malpractice.