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Surety bonds and sureties in the construction industry, Mark F. Openshaw

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Surety bonds and sureties in the construction industry
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Surety bonds and sureties in the construction industry
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Mark F. Openshaw
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Language
eng
Summary
The concept of suretyship is an old one. The Bible, the Code of Hammurabi, and the Magna Carta contain many pertinent references to suretyship. Solomon warns in the Book of Proverbs, 'he that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.' The leading issue in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice was the contract of suretyship entered into by Antonio and Shylock. Shylock was to take a pound of Antonio's flesh if Antonio's friend, Bassanio, was unable to pay his obligation to Shylock. Suretyship has far reaching applications in business and commerce today, particularly in the construction industry. Surety bonds play a major role in allocating particular risks within the tangled web of parties to a construction project. Sureties guarantee the construction contractor will meet its contract obligations, but a construction project owner may find getting the surety to act on its guarantee is not often an easy chore. Technical defenses which rely on an overlap of commercial and surety law make are often used successfully by sureties to minimize their losses
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Openshaw, Mark F
Dissertation note
Thesis (Master of Engineering) University of Florida, Summer 1992.
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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University of Florida
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  • Construction industry
  • Surety and fidelity insurance
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Surety bonds and sureties in the construction industry, Mark F. Openshaw
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  • "Summer 1992."
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  • Description based on title screen as viewed on March 30, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 80-81)
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black and white
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 81 pages)
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one file format
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online
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"Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited"--Cover
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remote
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Label
Surety bonds and sureties in the construction industry, Mark F. Openshaw
Link
Publication
Note
  • "Summer 1992."
  • CIVINS
  • Description based on title screen as viewed on March 30, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 80-81)
Color
black and white
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 81 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
"Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited"--Cover
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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