Post-Katrina General Contractor Accused of Fraudently Relieving Liability under Miller Act

A post-Hurricane Katrina subcontractor, Fisk Electric, accuses the general contractor who hired Fisk for work of fraudulently inducing it into entering a settlement agreement that released the general contractor from Liability under the Miller Act. The Miller Act is a statute that requires general contractors to secure payment to subcontractors for federal construction projects. After a Louisiana district court issued summary judgment in favor of the general contractor, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision. Learn why.