Larkin Hoffman and the Minnesota Surety Association co-host the annual Minnesota Surety Conference


Presenting at the conference were Larkin Hoffman shareholder Inga Kingland and attorney Maureen Lodoen who both discussed a 5-year saga in which Andrew Scollick, a relator, tried to hold sureties and agents liable under the civil False Claims Act for issuing performance bonds to a joint-venture contractor awarded (“SDVOSB”) service-disabled veteran-owned small business set-aside contracts.  The attorneys discussed the relator's claim that the contractor group had fraudulently obtained and used the SDVOSB certification, and possible implication for surety professionals.

Additional speakers at the conference included Dan Gregerson, a shareholder at Gregerson, Rosow, Johnson & Nilan, who discussed Minnesota’s “Little Miller Act,” and Patrick Ouellet, Owner and Principal of CCAS - Construction/Claim Assistance Services, who spoke about managing price escalation and scheduling delay risks through the negotiation of contract terms.
Inga Kingland advises people and businesses on resolving many types of disputes, including breach of contract disputes, leasing and property disputes, negligence claims, and other business claims. Inga also represents owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties in construction-related disputes.

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Click here to read the full Scollick ex rel. United States v. Narula case details.