Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC surety win written about by the Fulton County Daily Report.

By May 14, 2018 News/Events/Seminars

Bovis Kyle’s recent representation of a surety client in the Georgia Supreme Court has made the news. On May 11, 2018, the Fulton County Daily Report published “Ga. Justices Toss Punitive Damages Against Surety for Conservator’s Theft.” The Daily Report interviewed Tim Burson for the article on the arguments Bovis Kyle successfully pursued on behalf of a surety client.

Estate of Gladstone, No. S17G1472 (Ga. May 5, 2018), is a landmark decision from the Georgia Supreme Court holding that, without specific statutory authority, a surety cannot be assessed liability for its principal’s punitive damages. Bovis Kyle’s blog article discussing the case is available here.

Bovis Kyle has a significant surety practice, with five attorneys engaged primarily in representing companies writing surety bonds. Jack Burch, Greg Veal, Tim Burson, Randy Bryant, and David Harris handle every aspect of legal concern for sureties, including investigation of questionable claims, responding to claimants and obligees upon initial receipt of claim, negotiating to avoid suit, mediating, arbitrating, or litigating as appropriate, pursuing and collecting indemnity, negotiating and drafting completion, takeover, and tender agreements, and generally advising sureties about their rights and duties. Bovis Kyle also assists sureties with matters involving the bankruptcy courts and state regulatory agencies.