The recent Maryland Court of Special Appeals opinion in the case of Schneider Electric v. Western Surety Company underscores the sometimes problematic interaction of incorporation by reference clauses in surety bonds.
Scott D. Cessar
Scott D. Cessar is member-In-charge of Eckert Seamans’ Pittsburgh office, on the Board of Directors and chair of the Construction and Alternate Dispute Resolution Groups. His practice covers a broad range of civil litigation with a primary focus on construction law. Scott’s construction law practice encompasses both public and private projects (commercial, heavy/highway, industrial, institutional and residential).
Much of the dollar volume of a construction project is spent on the purchase of materials and equipment from third-party vendors. These purchases are routinely made using purchase orders.