McCormick Saeltzer Co. v. Haidlen – Case Brief Summary (California)

In McCormick Saeltzer Co. v. Haidlen (1931) 119 Cal.App. 96, the surety was held to be liable on a labor and materials bond issued in connection with a state highway construction project.

After the general contractor became bankrupt, the surety took over the project, but it was unable to escape liability for unpaid amounts attributable to the period in which the contractor was in charge of the work.