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Triangle Construction Company, Inc. (Triangle) contracted with Mississippi Portfolio Partners III, LP (Mississippi Partners) to serve as the prime contractor on four apartment complex construction projects (the Projects) in Mississippi. Triangle subcontracted the HVAC and plumbing work to Metro Mechanical, Inc. (Metro). After Metro completed its work, Metro filed suit in the Federal District Court under the Miller Act, to collect sums due from Triangle and its payment bond surety. Triangle moved to dismiss, asserting that the Court was without Miller Act jurisdiction because the projects and contracting parties were private.