Alabama Appellate Watch Contributors Win Surety Bond Appeal in the Alabama Supreme Court

Lightfoot attorneys (and alabamaappellatewatch.com’s contributors) Chris King and Nikaa Jordan, along with Carter B. Reid at Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP in Washington, DC, represented St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company in an appeal from a summary judgment entered in St. Paul’s favor in a lawsuit brought by the Public Building Authority of the City of Huntsville ("PBA") to enforce the terms of a surety bond that contractors building the Huntsville City Jail had posted.  On October 8, 2010, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the  PBA had failed to satisfy the conditions precedent to St. Paul’s obligations under the terms of the $24.36 million bond and released St. Paul from the bond in its entirety.  To read full opinion, please click here.  To read a news article from the opinion, please click here.