Are there any cases that support an extension of time beyond one year to file a Miller Act claim? A bankruptcy court had barred any collection action against the prime contractor. One attorney on this site told me I just needed to file a mechanic's lien against the Federal property. (Wrong!) Three attorney's couldn't help due to a conflict of interest. (One was the prime contractor's attorney, another was the general contractor's attorney, and the third was the arbitrator. I filed a pro se action, however, it was over the one year time limit, due to lack of information, inability to find legal counsel, and the Bankruptcy Court telling me I couldn't file any collection actions against the contractor.
I never received any notice from the contractor about the payment bond. The bond was taken out by the general (first tier) contractor on behalf of the prime contractor, with a personal guarantee by the owners of the general contracting company for over half of the bond amount, basically defeating the intent of the payment bond.
I just need information to give to the court showing the court that it can extend the filing time due to extenuating circumstances.
The Prime contractor is out of business. the owners of the Prime are under investigation by Naval Criminal Investigation Services, Great Lakes for fraud.
Neither my Congressman nor Senators have been able to offer any information or help, other than helping launch the NCIS investigation.