Difference Between Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)

by Joshua Malone

The difference between a temporary restraining order (TRO) and a preliminary injunction seems fairly subtle. In litigation cases, the terms sometimes get used interchangeably. Both a TRO and a preliminary injunction provide a remedy for an allegedly aggrieved party and typically require an undertaking to provide monetary relief to the alleged aggressor. According to NY […]

Process Server Bond NYC

by Joshua Malone

Update 1/7/2014: Many process server bonds will renew on February 28, 2014. If you need help obtaining a new bond, do not hesitate to contact our office! To obtain a process server license in New York, an applicant must obtain a Process Server bond. Process servers have the responsibility to deliver (“serve”) court papers (“process”) […]

Discharge of Mechanic’s Lien for Public Improvement Bond in New York

by Joshua Malone

Discharge of Mechanic’s Lien for Public Improvement bonds are very rare but they share some similarities to regular Discharge of Mechanic’s Lien (DML) bonds. These bonds arise in situations where a subcontractor, hired by a Principal contractor, has not received payment for work performed on a public project. In most cases, public entities require contractors […]

More About Qualified Domestic Trusts (QDOTs)

by Joshua Malone

In a previous blog post, I discussed the requirements and characteristics of a Qualified Domestic Trust (QDOT) bond. This post supplements the previous one by including more helpful information. Alternatives to QDOT bonds include irrevocable letters of credit or having a bank as the US trustee. A surety bond is the best option for an […]

Game of Chance Bonds

by Joshua Malone

Game of Chance bonds are necessary in the states of Florida and New York for the benefit of the states’ contestants participating in a sweepstakes or contest run by a private entity. The bonds guarantee the company’s contest will honor their rules and regulations, including the eventual awarding of prizes to the entitled winners. The […]

Yellowstone Injunction Bond

by Joshua Malone

A Yellowstone injunction bond allows a tenant to remain in their apartment pending an eviction procedure by the landlord. These bonds guarantee the landlord a court determined penalty usually equal to the bond amount. If the proceedings later determine the landlord had proper cause to evict the tenant, the landlord collects the bond penalty. Thus, […]

Admiralty Bonds

by Joshua Malone

An admiralty bond, more specifically known as an “undertaking on maritime arrest,” releases impounded ships and tankers arrested from a Defendant by a Plaintiff. United States Federal Courts have jurisdiction over the high seas, and therefore maritime judicial proceedings on the Atlantic coast can occur in the US Eastern District of New York. The court […]

Guarantee Return of Child Bond

by Joshua Malone

Today’s New York Law Journal featured a story about the Second Circuit ordering the return of a child to Singapore in an international custody dispute. The story calls to mind a rare bond our office can underwrite, even if it may not apply to the details of this particular case (Read the story on the […]

What is a Supersedeas Bond?

by Joshua Malone

This blog post intends to describe and explain one of our specialties – the supersedeas bond. When a judge rules a monetary judgment in favor of a plaintiff, the judge orders the defendant to pay the plaintiff in the amount of the judgment. However, if the defendant disagrees with the judge’s ruling, the defendant appeals […]

Discharge of Mechanic’s Lien Bond

by Joshua Malone

What is a discharge of mechanic’s lien bond? Simply put, it is a bond to validate the delay of payment for work performed on a piece of property. Contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers file liens against property they have worked on if they have not received due payment. The contractor files the lien with the county […]