Surety Claim

Mr. Leach defended a surety in a claim by the Meigs Local School District and Ohio School Facilities Commission relating to default of the surety's principal. Both the termination and demand for surety performance were disputed, as was the amount of damages claimed by the owners. Following proceedings in local state court, the court of claims and the court of appeals, the owner dropped its demand by $900,000 and the dispute was settled.