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Ray Garcia was a presenter at the 2020 Connecticut Legal Conference. Ray’s presentation focused on the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry, with a particular discussion of impact claims arising from the pandemic.

Jane Milas obtained a discharge upgrade on behalf of an air force veteran. Jane successfully appealed the Veteran’s discharge status to the Air Force Review Board, resulting in the correction of a long-standing error in the Veteran’s military record. Jane continues to handle pro bono cases through the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center.

In the matter of Associated Construction/AP Construction v. Hanover 2018 WL 3998968, Garcia & Milas defeated a surety’s motion for summary judgment in which the federal court for the District of Connecticut analyzed a surety’s liability in the event the surety breached the conditions of a performance bond. In a first of its kind decision, the court ultimately ruled the penal sum of the bond did not cap the surety’s exposure, which left the surety with unlimited liability to the claimant.

In November 2019, Garcia & Milas successfully defeated Arch’s motion for summary judgment on liability asserted pursuant to the terms of a Self-Insured Retention Insurance Policy and theories of successor liability. According to the Supreme Court of New York, Arch was not entitled to judgment as a matter of law because “the policy language is clear that any decision by Arch to exercise its right to participate in the defense or settlement of any claim or suit is done at its own expense.” The Court further found the defendants successfully raised issues of material fact to defeat Arch’s successor liability argument.